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“Women Should Act as Catalyst for Social Change” – Guj CM at Vibrant Gujarat Business Women Conclave

“Women should act as a catalyst for social change that one wishes to see in the society around”, Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel expressed her thoughts on significant role of women in shaping the society. She was addressing the inaugural session of Vibrant Gujarat Business Women National Conclave in Ahmedabad organized by Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Business Women Wing.

CM Smt Patel also shared work done in the field of women empowerment in Gujarat. She said that Government of Gujarat has always encouraged women from rural areas to engage in entrepreneurial activities. Less educated and underprivileged women across Gujarat are successfully managing business worth Rs 1700 crore through Sakhi Mandals, she added. She also stated that with the motive to empower women entrepreneurs, recently Government of Gujarat has given nod for a separate Women Entrepreneurial Park in Sanand GIDC.

On the occasion, she specially congratulated commendable efforts made by Chhota Udepur’s Leelaben Karsanbhai and her team to bring social change through government initiatives.

In her address, CM Smt Patel added that Gujarat Government’s Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana has helped in creating plenty of opportunities for overall development and welfare of people in tribal areas. She took the opportunity to urge women to take a strong stand against evils like female foeticide and to work in the direction of uprooting these evils from the society.

On the occasion CM Smt Patel also congratulated Chief Guest Ms Kajol Devgan, Smt Grishma Trivedi, Chairperson, GCCI Business Women Wing, and all the women entrepreneurs present at the conclave for their success.

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