In a significant stride towards promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in India, the Lok Sabha recently passed The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, which has been dubbed the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam. This momentous development has garnered praise and enthusiasm from various quarters, including Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who took to Twitter to express his delight and gratitude.
The Prime Minister’s tweet read, “I am overjoyed by the resounding support The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, received in the Lok Sabha. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to all Members of Parliament, regardless of their political affiliation, who voted in favor of this significant legislation. The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is historic legislation which will further boost women’s empowerment and will enable even greater participation of women in our political process.”
“The passage of this bill reflects a concerted effort by India’s policymakers to strengthen the role of women in the country’s political landscape. The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is expected to facilitate increased participation of women in politics, thereby contributing to more diverse and inclusive decision-making processes”.
“This landmark legislation comes as a welcome move in a nation that has been striving to bridge gender disparities and create an environment where women are encouraged to take on leadership roles in various sectors, including politics. By ensuring greater representation of women in political spheres, the bill not only promotes gender equality but also recognizes the valuable contributions of women in shaping the nation’s future”.
The successful passage of The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, is a testament to the collective commitment of India’s leaders to empower women and create a more equitable society. It marks a crucial step towards fostering a political landscape that truly reflects the diversity and strength of the nation’s population. As the bill moves forward, it holds the promise of a more inclusive and progressive India where the voices and perspectives of women are not just acknowledged but actively sought after in shaping the nation’s destiny.