March 8, 2014
-- “The International Women’s Day is a day to pay our reverence and respect to the immense contribution that women all over the world have made to the society. Contribution of women comes in many forms- As an entrepreneur shaping industry, as an executive shaping business, as a bureaucrat shaping government, as a partner shaping society, as a leader shaping destinies of the states and finally as a mother shaping the family ethos.
On this day we globally celebrate women in their various roles, it is indeed a day to reflect on their economic, social and political struggles, and come together to celebrate their achievements. UN’s theme for the International Women’s Day this year is “Equality for women is progress for all”, we should strictly adhere and take corrective steps to address the issues impacting women. We at DLF Foundation are deeply committed towards upliftment of womenfolk in the society. All our initiatives are focused towards achieving this and other gender issues.
If we have to achieve equality and progress for women, we would need to concentrate more on educating our girls in rural villages. A lot is already being done in this regard and in not too distinct a future, I am confident we would be able to achieve this objective of equality for women in all fields. On this day, I would exhort all of our colleagues to take a pledge towards working to ensure provision of equal opportunities to women to derive maximum benefit from their potential.”