Gender-based Inequity Ending in Bihar: CM

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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.

"A journalist's career is full of danger and risks and yet each year more and more women are joining the field of reporting that shows the changing dynamics of Bihar," the Chief Minister said adding Bihar was at the forefront of the war against gender-discrimination.

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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