Last updateThu, 21 Aug 2014 5am
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while attending a workshop on 'Women in Media' at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Friday, said that he was encouraged by the number of women entering into the field of journalism and announced his decision to honor them at a special function starting next year.
Kumar then went on to list all the things that his administration had done to uplift the status of women in the state including providing 50% reservation in the Panchayat elections, implementing schemes like school dress and bikes for girls, and educational programs like Akshar Anchal and Hunar for women.
Earlier, a number of prominent women journalists including UNI bureau chief Rajni Shankar, Nivedita Jha of Nai Dunia, Gayatri Sharma of the Times of India, Co-and Editor of Amrit Bazaar Patrika Swati Bhattacharya addressed at the workshop that was organized under the banner of the South Asia Women in Media and OXFAM India.
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