Chandīgarh | GDP commends women in the media

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) congratulated female journalists and media representatives at the UT State Guest House, Sector 6, on International Women’s Day on Tuesday.

An interactive session was held on the theme “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Future”, which was also the theme for International Women’s Day, 2022. The women journalists said that while things are changing and gender roles are gradually being equalized in urban areas, much remains to be done in rural areas.

GDP, Chandigarh, Additional Director General (ADG), Rajinder Chaudhry, stressed the need for “grassroots investigative journalism” to shine a light on women-centred issues, so that change can be brought about in the society.

The Senior Regional Director of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Amarjit Kaur, who was the chief guest, said that the legal provisions such as the Prenatal and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act, the medical termination of pregnancy and other health care facilities had lasted a long time. way to control the level of female feticide.

Media representatives commended were Ruchika Khanna (The Tribune), Sumesh Thakur (Dainik Jagran), Shivani (Red FM), Nanu Joginder Singh (Dainik Bhaskar), Veena Tiwari (Amar Ujala), Manisha Gangoti (Radio Mirchi), Swati Munjal (Chandigarh), Aakansha Saxena (DDK), Megha (Big FM) and Aishwarya Khosla (Hindustan Times).

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