New Delhi, Aug. 20 ANI | 4 months ago

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today clamoured for changing the mindset of people and the empowerment of women.

Celebrating former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 70th birth anniversary here at the Talkatora Stadium, Rahul Gandhi said, "In India people worship goddesses, address women as mother/sister, but the same people molest you in buses, and suppress your voices. We see rapes being reported, laws being made, but only laws don't change society. Change happens with a change in mindset."

Gandhi added, "We need to change people's perspective towards women in India. We need to empower women, share their pain. Where you (women) think you are being suppressed, hold each other's hand, tell world we won't be suppressed anymore, will move forward."

He claimed that it is the women who themselves can bring a change in perception about them amongst men.

Several functions are being held across the country to remember the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 70th birth anniversary. The day is also celebrated as Sadbhavna Diwas (harmony day).

(Posted on 20-08-2014)

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