MARGAO: Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai appealed to womenfolk to boycott candidates who has not done any work for them. He was speaking after inaugurating the 'Culture Shop' started by a group of women on the occasion of International Women's Day at Fatorda in the presence of Margao Municipal Council chairperson Pooja Naik, councilor Dr. Babita Prabhudesai, Dr. Renuka D'Silva, and Usha Sardesai.
Earlier, the 'Culture Shop' was inaugurated by freedom fighter Sharadatai Savoikar.
"Why can't beach cleaning being done by women of Goa. Why not the government think of giving this project to women groups?", questioned Vijai.
He further said that while making policies the government cannot forget the women. Sustainable development cannot be done without women empowerment. If we want sustainable development woman should be a partner in progress. Because women's empowerment is not a product but progress.
"We did not get the liberation just like that. It is not like the Ladli Lakshmi scheme. If you want real freedom you need to fight for that. Lots of functions being organized with regard to International Women's Day. Many political leaders have posted their comments on social media. But it is mostly like a token celebration. We must focus on the future aim. Women should have their targets", he added.
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According to Vijai, women empowerment is the main topic. "It means those sections of society who are out of decision making should be brought in decision making. Decision making can also be political", he further added.
He praised the MMC chairperson Pooja Naik for announcing 50 percent of stalls in hawking zone will be allowed for women in Margao city.
He also appealed to the women group who has started the 'Culture Shop' that by next year they should also start a restaurant run by the same group of women.