[New Delhi] Maneka Performs Prenatal Yoga For Pregnant Women
Union Minister Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today performed prenatal yoga asanas along with pregnant women and asked them to practice the ancient Indian fitness regime under trained professionals.
The Union Women and Child Development Minister, on International Yoga Day at the Natural Childbirth Centre
performed several prenatal yoga asanas, including the modified version of the Tikonasana, Paschimmottasana and Ashwa Sanchalam, under the guidance of a teacher.
The asanas have been modified according to the changes in the body of a pregnant women, said Nutan Pandit, founder of Natural Childbirth Centre.
The minister said, “Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promoted yoga, the number of teachers have increased, but there will be 1,50,000 wellness centres across the country so we need at least 1,50,000 teachers, physiotherapists in the country.”
The United Nations General Assembly in December 2014 had declared that June 21 would be observed as International Day for Yoga (IDY) every year, a move for which India had lobbied hard.
The centrepiece of the first IDY celebration on June 21, 2015, was New Delhi’s Rajpath, with the event making it to the Guinness World Records with 35,985 participants performing asanas at one venue and 84 nationalities being part of it.
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[New Delhi]250 Journos To Attend 1st Ever Workshop For Women Journalists
Nearly 250 journalists from 30 States/UTs will participate in the first ever ‘All India Women Journalists’ Workshop’ tomorrow
Around 250 journalists from 30 States/UTs across the country, representing 120 media organizations will come together on a single platform at the first ever ‘All India Women Journalists’ Workshop’ organized by Ministry of Women and Child Development in association with Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in New Delhi tomorrow.
The women journalists represent print, electronic and online media across the country including small regional media organizations.
This Conference will be a unique gathering of women journalists, who specialize in social sector reporting, coming together to understand, discuss and deliberate on issues concerning women and children. The WCD Minister Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will herself make a presentation to showcase the achievements of the Ministry during the last two years and also obtain a feedback on a number of issues concerning women and children especially on the recently released Draft National Policy for Women, Draft Anti Trafficking Bill, Draft Regulations under JJ Act.
The Ministry is also looking forward to new ideas/ areas concerning women and children which could be taken up in the coming months.
In the post lunch session, the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman will make a presentation on the achievements and new initiatives of the entire government during the last two years.
[New Delhi] Employer Also Liable For 50000 Fine For Sexual Harassment At Workplace
As per Supreme Court Ruling all workplaces should constitute a Complaint Committee to deal with complaints of sexual Harassment
The Supreme Court of India laid down formal guidelines for dealing with sexual harassment at the workplace in the case of Vishakha Vs. State of Rajasthan.
The guidelines clearly state that all workplaces should constitute a Complaint Committee to deal with complaints of sexual harassment. Taking forward the Supreme Court guidelines, “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013” was enacted which came into force with effect from 9th December 2013.
The Act casts a responsibility on every employer to create an environment which is free from sexual harassment.
Employers are required to organize workshops and awareness programmes at regular intervals for sensitizing the employees about the provision of this legislation and display notices regarding the constitution of Internal Committee, penal consequences of sexual harassment etc.
An employer will be liable to a fine of Rs 50,000/- in case of violation of his duties under the Act and in case of subsequent violations, the amount of fine will be double together with penalty in the form of cancelation of his licence, withdrawal or non-renewal of the registration required for carrying out his activity.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development had issued advisories to States/UTs to ensure effective implementation of the Act. The Ministries/Departments in Government of India have also been advised to ensure the compliance of the Act.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi a in written reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha today.
[New Delhi]Ms.Tulsi Gabbard And Rajnath Singh Jointly Condemned Inhuman Killing of Students In Peshawar School
The sole Hindu member of the U.S. Congress and Ruling Democrat from Hawaii,Today,called on the Union Home Minister Of India Shri Rajnath Singh and discussed broad range of issues with the Union Home Minister, including terrorism and cyber security.
The two leaders jointly condemned the brutal killing of school children in Peshawar.
Ms. Tulsi Gabbard informed Shri Rajnath Singh about the positive environment in US for the new government in India and mentioned that the two countries have greater potential for mutual cooperation in the field of security.She has Also discussed Various Issues with Prime Minister sh Narendra Modi And smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
The Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Ms. Tulsi Gabbard calls on the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on December 18, 2014.