President inaugurate National Conference of women legislators in Thiruvananthapuram
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the two days national conference of women legislators in Thiruvananthapuram on 26 May.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan presided over the inaugural session at the Kerala Legislative Assembly complex.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Council of Ministers were also present in the event.
This is the first national conference of its kind in the country.
About the Conference
It is being organised by the state assembly as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of independence.
The theme of the conference - ‘Power of democracy’
The conference seeks to bring together women legislators including women ministers, speaker and deputy speaker from both the houses of parliament, state legislatures and legislative councils and union territories.
The sessions cover topics like ‘Constitution and women’s rights,’ ‘Role of women in India’s freedom struggle,’ ‘Women’s rights and legal gaps’ and ‘Under-representation of women in decision-making bodies.’
Kerala is located - on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India.
Formed - 1 November 1956
Language - Malayalam
Area - over 38,863 km2
bordered by - Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west
Districts - 14
Capital - Thiruvananthapuram
Chief Minister - Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor - Arif Mohammad Khan
Highest literacy rate in India - Kerala
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