Panaji, June 11, 2022
In the 75th year of Independence, the country is setting for itself the goals for the next 25 years. While looking forward towards a bright future with full commitment and enthusiasm, it is also time to reflect on the achievements, celebrate them and move ahead to perform better. Towards this objective, Ministry of Women and Child Development is holding a series of Zonal and Sub-Zonal Meetings across the country starting from 4th June 2022. In this series, the Minister of Women and Child Development Smt Smriti Zubin Irani will chair the Zonal Meeting on 8 years of Achievements on 12th June, 2022 at Taj Resort and Convention Centre, Goa. The meeting will include participation from Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
Dr. Bhagwat Krishnarao Karad, Minister of State for Finance, Government of India, Shri Vishwajit Rane, Minister for Women and Child Development, Government of Goa, will also grace the occasion. The meeting will be attended by the Members of Parliament and Ministers of Social Welfare / Women and Child Departments of the participating States. Members of State Legislative Assembly from the district of Raipur will also participate in the meeting. Principal Secretaries/ Secretaries in-charge of WCD/SW and other senior officers from States will also attend the meeting. It will also be attended by the heads of Zila Parishad/Panchayat, NCW, SCWs, NCPCR, SCPCRs, and international agencies like the World Bank, UNICEF, UN Women and civil society organizations.
With renewed commitment to empower women and children of India, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched three new Missions – Mission Saksham Anganwadi & Poshan 2.0, Mission Shakti and Mission Vatsalya. Mission Saksham Anganwadi & Poshan 2.0 aims to ensure nutritional sufficiency of women and children, Mission Shakti aims to provide comprehensive solutions for women safety, rehabilitation and empowerment and Mission Vatsalya seeks to ensure comprehensive child welfare and development including child protection.
The agenda of the meeting will be to not only celebrate the milestones achieved but also to reflect on the inspiration that can be drawn for continued endeavour and commitment by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to bring women and children to the centre-stage of the discourse of development and empowerment.