Women’s Summit at Shilpakalavedika from Feb. 1


Hyderabad, Jan.13 (NSS): Well-known spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal; Supreme Court Advocate and BJP MP Menakshi Lekhi; Nizamabad MP K Kavitha and former Union minister Daggubati Purandeswari, former Union minister and MP Bandaru Dattatreya, and others will attend National Women’s Summit to be held at Shilpakalavedika here from February 1 to 3. Besides, over 2,000 women delegates from across the country are expected to take part and deliberate in the Summit on the theme “Women’s Development to Women-Led Development.” 

            Organised by Pragna Bharat, an NGO known for prominent think-tank of India and a pioneering intellectual movement, several eminent speakers of great reputation and achievement will be the key note speakers. The Summit brings together professionals of diverse backgrounds and experiences with a common desire to bring in a change in the societal mindset by creating an interactive forum for dialogue and insight on trends and topics that directly influence and affect women.

            The speakers include Shazia Ilmi, a social activist, Missile Scientist and Project Director for Agni-IV Missile Tessy Thomas,  Madhu Kishwar, journalist and social activist, Sangita Reddy, Joint MD of Apollo Hospitals Group; Shefali Vaidya, Freelance Writer and Columnist; Sonal Mansingh, Padmabhushan Awardee and Leading Exponent of Odissa Dance; Chitra Madhavan, Renowned Historian; Shamika Ravi, Member of Economic Advisory Council of India; Rekha Pande, Prof at Dept of Women Studies, University of Hyderabad; Uma Devaguptapu, Director-HR, Asia-Pac & MEA at Signode Industrial Group; Ananda Shankar Jayant, Padma Shri Awardee and Leading Exponent of Bharatanatyam; Anuradha Goyal, Renowned Travelloger and others.

            The six main subjects of the Summit include Industrialization and Women; Women-Led Development; Women and Employment Opportunities; Women in Leadership; Their Rights and What Women Deserve.  These are the main focus areas. A Trade Fair will also be held.  Oa Short Film Competition, Poster Competition will also be held. The Summit will have panel discussions, concurrent sessions, expert talks and cultural events.

            Those interested in participating in the Summit may register their names online, logging intowww.pragnabharati.org.  For more details, call Pragna Bharati on phone: 9849428030 (NSS)