Union Minister of Women and Child Welfare Smt. Smriti Irani called upon traders of the Country to become flag bearers of Prime Minister’s ” Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao” and “Women Empowerment” campaign and urged the traders to become guardians of women of their own localities in order to stop eve-teasing and harassment of the women. Smt Irani was addressing a Video Conference held by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). She said that all of us together should write a new chapter of economic and social reform in the country. Smt. Irani also called for a joint campaign across the country with her ministry and CAIT to promote women’s safety and entrepreneurship.
CAIT National President Mr B C Bhartia & Secretary General Mr Praveen Khandelwal said that CAIT will launch such campaign jointly with Ministry of Women & Child Welfare and more than 40 thousand trade associations will join this national movement.
Urging more than 8 crore businessmen doing business in the country to play a big role in economic as well as social change, she appealed that for the women or daughters living in every street of the country, the shopkeepers of the same locality should become their guardians so that no road side romeo can molest any daughter. Smt. Irani also said that now a special campaign should be launched by the traders to make more and more women entrepreneurs in the country. She further said that there is acute shortage of Women Toilets in commercial markets across the Country. Further there are several dark areas in every city which aur vulnerable to Women. The trade associations should identify such areas and the Central Government, State Governments and City Administration will provide all efficient assistance to traders.
Smt. Irani said that the businessmen who can become an integral part of the Beti Padhao Beti Bachao campaign of the Government can ensure that no woman or any girl child is misbehaved in any way in their respective street, locality or in their markets .She said that every trade organization of the country should form such a team which can curb any kind of mischief with the females. She also added that a campaign like this would usher in social revolution across the country.