New Delhi, May 22 (). Youth Congress and Mahila Congress on Sunday organized a blood donation camp and a conference on women’s rights on the 32nd death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Mahila Congress President Neta D’Souza organized Nyay Vahini Sammelan-2 at Maharashtra Sadan to highlight the commitment of the women’s wing of the party to expand its reach in legal aid and empowerment of women across the country.
They organized the first edition of the conclave last year on the same day, setting the stage for ongoing initiatives to support women’s rights and access to justice.
During the conclave, D’Souza emphasized on the importance of legal empowerment for women and said, a woman can conquer any challenge if she is determined.
Mahila Congress, she said, is deeply committed to shifting the narrative around women’s rights. We strongly believe that women’s rights are inherent and inalienable, not to be privileged. Our ongoing efforts include setting up district centers across India to provide accessible and localized support for women’s legal needs.
Last year, the party’s women’s wing launched a helpline called Stree, which has received 3,000 calls for legal aid, mainly for issues such as domestic violence, sexual harassment and crimes against women.
During the conclave, various speakers emphasized on the importance of women empowerment and access to justice. D’Souza said: We are dedicated to empowering women and providing them legal aid. Together, we will build a society that upholds and protects the rights of women.
Lok Sabha member Manish Tiwari stressed the need for a society where women feel safe.
Rajya Sabha member K.T.S. Tulsi also stressed on the need for timely justice and said, timely delivery of justice is necessary to ensure fairness to all.
Veteran lawyer and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid said: Rajiv Gandhi’s imprint is on all of us, and it cannot be erased. It is our duty to follow his path for the betterment of our nation.
Indian Youth Congress organized a blood donation camp. The head of the organization, Srinivas B.V. Said that the thinking of the martyr former Prime Minister was revolutionary and he laid the foundation of young India.
He said, the foundation of the digital revolution we are in today in the country was laid by Rajiv Gandhi. It was Rajiv Gandhi who reduced the age limit and gave the youth the right to vote.
He also said that Rajvi Gandhi took the rights and power to the doorstep of the villages through Panchayati Raj. When there was an atmosphere of instability in the country, discontent was growing from Punjab to Assam, then Rajiv Gandhi kept the country united by following the path shown by Bapu and making a peace agreement.
Around 400 units of blood were donated at the IYC office here during the blood donation camp.
Gandhi was assassinated by an LTTE suicide bomber on May 21, 1991, during an election rally in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. He was cremated at Veer Bhoomi on the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi.
His death anniversary is observed as National Anti-Terrorism Day.