Udupi, Mar 08, 2019: The spread of women in power leading the administration in Udupi district, whether it be the Parliamentarian or the district in-charge minister or deputy commissioner are totally from diverse backgrounds. An inspiring example of the finer touch in vital matters by women of varying backgrounds in tandem.
District In-charge Minister Jayamala stated that she was proud of the fact that women were an integral part of the administration in the districtand added that finer insticts surface from women in the saddle.
Udupi DC Hephsiba Rani Korlapati said the onus on every woman is to fulfill the UN’s theme for Women’s Day, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.” She said she felt lot more has to be done to empower women and ensure that they come up to give the best to society. Government schemes need to be delivered effectively for betterment of women. There is need to take care of equity and equality and thus be sure that the gender bias is minimised.
Udupi district Superintendent of Police Nisha James said that she was happy to be part of a women’s team here. Instead of nursing negative thoughts, it is better for the women to motivate themselves and also other women to come forward, she stressed. Adding that negativity will only add to failures. Best to be optimistic and make use of opportunities.
Udupi-Chikmagalur MP Shobha Karandlaje said a woman’s power is in the wholehearted involvement all needs. Every moment a woman has to face the task of proving herself in a male world. She is criticised, back-stabbed, cheated and defamed on many occasions. Yet women should not deter and must move on against all odds. She added that the district would perform better with all women leading.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Vidya Kumari feels that women will offer the best in any situation as they are less likely to lose patience. Udupi Zilla Panchayat CEO Sindhu Rupesh feels that a good coordination will help in better delivery in terms of governance. She feels there would be no major difference in terms of administration when compared to men as all are trained in a similar manner. Betterment can be achieved due to subtle handling and said her motto was ‘what one needs to do should be done at any cost.’
Women and Child Welfare Department Deputy Director Gracy Gonsalves says with enough opportunities it is up to the women on how to make use of them. Tourism Department Deputy Director Anitha Bhaskar said with changing times women were moving to better positions. It augurs well for the future of the nation.