Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan views NRIs as India’s Ambassadors

Lok Sabha Speaker Ms Sumitra Mahajan addressing the gathering at the Indian Consulate in New York on September 1.
Lok Sabha Speaker Ms Sumitra Mahajan addressing the gathering at the Indian Consulate in New York on September 1.

NEW YORK (TIP): “Not only Ambassador Mulay or Ambassador Mukerji but you all are India’s ambassadors”, Mrs. Mahajan said to a gathering of Indian Americans. She was speaking at a dinner reception she hosted to the Indian American community at the Indian Consulate, September 1. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was here, at the head of a large delegation, to attend the tenth annual meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament and the fourth world conference of Speakers of Parliament held between August 29 and September 2.

Discussions were held on themes like more gender inclusive decision-making processes and bodies in democracy, innovations to end violence against women and harmful practices, in particular in conflict situations and efforts for financing for gender equality in development during the meeting.

Mahajan made a presentation on “Development: Innovating for financing for gender equality ” during the meeting.

Secretary General, Lok Sabha, Anoop Mishra accompanied the Speaker.

Ms Majahan also attended the fourth meeting of Preparatory Committee of the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in which India is a member.

Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien also attended the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.

Secretary General, Rajya Sabha , Shumsher K Sheriff accompanied  Mr Kurien.

Earlier, Ms Mahajan was given a rousing welcome by the Indian American community present at the reception. Speaking on the occasion, India’s Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay spoke highly of the accomplishments and achievements of Ms Mahajan. He said she is the only woman Member of Parliament to be elected 8 times in a row from the same constituency.

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