The subject of empowerment of women has becoming a burning issue all over the world including India since last few decades. Inequalities between men and women and discrimination against women have also been age-old issues all over the world. Thus, women’s quest for equality with man is a universal phenomenon.
The National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW) was launched by the Government of India on International Women’s Day in 2010 with the aim to strengthen the processes which promote holistic development and empowerment of women, gender equality and gender justice through inter-sectoral convergence of programmes that impact women, forge synergy among various stakeholders and create an enabling environment conducive to social change.
The Department of Posts organized a nation-wide competition inviting entries for the designs of commemorative stamps on the theme “Women Empowerment”. Based on the selected entries, a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet on the theme was released by Hon’ble Minister of Communication & Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad at a function held at Banquet Hall, 3rd Floor, Ashoka Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on 2nd September, 2015 in presence of Shri A. B. Joshi, Member Technology, Shri S. K. Sinha, Member HRD, Shri Vasumitra, Chief Postmastrer General, Delhi from India Post and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.
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