Nagpur: “Protection of women’s rights is a constant struggle which cannot be won unless every man and woman participates in it. Effective tools should be devised to tackle the problem of women and ensure that the laws preserving women’s right should be implemented” said Justice Vasanti A Naik of Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Saturday.
Justice Naik was addressing about seven hundred female participants during 27th National Conference of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) as Chief Guest, in Nagpur.
The key note address of inaugural session was given by Dr U D Choubey, Director General of Standing Conference of Public Enterprise (SCOPE). While speaking on board level positions in Public Sector Enterprise’s (PSEs), he advised that women executives need to accept complex and challenging roles and continuously upgrade their skill and competencies so that there is no dearth of women candidates for Board Level Positions. He also mentioned about the role of SCOPE efforts for preparing women for leadership roles in PSEs.
Dr Aarti Singh, IPS, SP (CID) Nagpur also attended the conference as guest of honour. Dr. Singh shared her life experience with the participants and motivated them to accept challenging & nonconventional tasks at work.
A souvenir on WIPS was also released on this occasion. The Forum for Women in Public Sector (WIPS) has organized its two-day 27th National Convention Nagpur under the theme “Planet-50:50 by 2030-step it for Equality”. The forum which was formed under the aegis of SCOPE in 1990 to promote the growth & development of women in CPSUs has come a long way since then and now has close to 15,000 women professionals as its members.
The WIPS annual conventions have deliberated gender developments in the CPSU from organizational perspective /initiatives and their consequences. These deliberations have helped in addressing diversity and inclusion of women in CPSUs.
WIPS believe that it is an essential part of any society that wants to be a leader in sustainable development, clean economic growth, social justice, peace and security to close all kinds of gender gaps. We envisage a world where all women and girls have equal opportunities and visibility by addressing challenges which holds them back at any level. This National Convention is being attended by about 700 WIPS delegates working in CPSU’s across India.
The inaugural session of the national convention was also graced by special invitees, Manjusha Bhatnagar, Dir (HR), B&L Co. Ltd; Verghese Cherian, Dir (HR), IOCL; Dr Sanjay Kumar, Dir (P), WCL; Capt. B B Sinha, Dir (P&A), SCI, who later had a panel discussion on “PSUs role of setting up equality”. Kirti Tiwari, President WIPS APEX; Kamna Sarkar, VP WIPS APEX; Anju Gupta, General Secretary WIPS APEX and Varsha Raut, President WIPS Western Region were prominently present on the dais during inaugural session. The conference concludes on Sunday.