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National Executive of IYC held with theme ‘Why Not Her’

New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) Emphasising on the need for women empowerment by increasing women representation and participation in politics, the National Executive meet of India Youth Congress (IYC) was held at the Nehru Yuva Kendra here on Monday, with the theme ‘Why Not Her’.
In pursuance of the theme and as per the vision of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, for the first time in the history of Indian Youth Congress,the National Executive witnessed a significant number of participants from amongst its women leaders gathered from across the Country.

The meeting was chaired by Amrinder Singh Raja, National President, IYC and Krishna Allavaru, AICC Joint Secretary, IYC chaired the meeting.
The meeting commenced with introductory remarks by president Amarinder Singh Raja, followed by presiding remarks by AICC Joint Secretary Krishna Allavaru.

Based on the theme for this year’s National Executive, the meeting was addressed by Sushmita Dev, MP and President All India Mahila Congress on Women Empowerment.
She stressed on the need that real empowerment of women could happen only when both men and women would work hand in hand on the issue and through gender sensitization process.

The meeting was also addressed by former Finance Minister and Senior Advocate P Chidambaram, who spoke on the major economic challenges being faced by the nation under the BJP rule.
Rising unemployment due to destruction of the MSME sector of the country was the highlight of Mr Chidambaram’s speech.
He stated that the policies of the Government has created an anti investment environment in the country, which ultimately had a bearing on the MSME’s and other sectors in the country.
He also highlighted that during the years 2016-17 the Central Government collected over Rs 3,34,000 in taxes on petrol and diesel.

The meeting was also attended and addressed by Senior Congress leaders and Ashok Gehlot, Ambika Soni, Meenakshi Natarajan, Ajay Maken, Jitin Prasada, Ravneet Singh Bittu, Chandan Yadav along with Divya Spandana and Praveen Chakravarty and also by Fairoz Khan, NSUI National President.
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