President Droupadi Murmu will address the 31st Foundation Day of the National Commission for Women (NCW) in Delhi on January 31, a statement said on Monday.
The NCW is organising a two-day event to celebrate its Foundation Day from Tuesday onwards.
The theme of the programme is ‘Sashakt Nari Sashakt Bharat’ aims at acknowledging and celebrating the stories of women who have excelled and paved their journey to leave a mark.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Smriti Zubin Irani will also grace the occasion.
The National Commissions, State Commissions for Women, Embassies, dignitaries from the legal fraternity, Departments of Women and Child Development, MLAs, University and College teaching faculty and students, senior officials from the police department, military and para military officials, National and State Legal Services Authority, members of the NCW advisory Committee, ex-Chairpersons and Members of the Commission, and NGOs will be a part of the event, the statement said.
On the second day, a panel discussion will be held with extraordinary women who have led the path of inspiration and empowerment for several others. Through this discussion, the Commission aims to provide a platform with diverse and varied exchange of dialogue focusing around gender equality in decision-making and leadership roles of women belonging to different socio-economic backgrounds, it said.
NCW was founded in January 1992 as a statutory body under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. It was established to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women, recommend remedial legislative measures, facilitate redressal, or grievances, and advise the government on policy matters affecting women.