Facilities For Women’s Contribution To Nation Building
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Government is planning several initiatives to ensure that working women in the national capital get better living facilities so that they can perform to the best of their potential and contribute to the best of their ability in the process of nation building, said the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh during his visit to the Jasola Working Women’s Hostel on June 6, near Sarita Vihar/Apollo Hospital Metro Station, which has been set up by Ministry of Development of North East Region (DoNER) in collaboration with Ministry of Women & Child Development.
The hostel is specifically meant for working women from North Eastern Region although working women from other parts of the country are also offered accommodation depending upon vacancy. This is one of the few residential hostels of its kind in Delhi which is meant exclusively for working women.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, accompanied by Secretary Mr. Vijay Kumar, Joint Secretary Mr. VB Pathak and caretakers of the hostel, visited each and every block of the premises including the dining hall, common room and the residential blocks.
During informal interaction with the inmates, some of the working women came out with suggestions like setting up a badminton court in the premises and a small auditorium to conduct socializing and cultural activities. Dr. Jitendra Singh said these are some of the long term plans for which the Ministry will soon prepare a draft paper.