Eminent Citizens Pay Tribute to Late Shailendra Nath Srivastava

Governors of Goa and Meghalaya are among many who pay homage to Hindi Professor late Shailendra Nath Srivastava in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: A number of leaders in Patna on Sunday paid rich tribute to late Patna University Professor Dr. Shailendra Nath Srivastava that was observed with a seminar on the role of women in nation building and their contribution in the cultural heritage of India.

The seminar was attended by a galaxy of prominent citizens including Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik, Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, Patna Mayor Sita Sahu, legislators Arun Kumar Sinha and Sanjiv Kumar Chaurasia, former legislator Kiran Ghai, litterateur Dr. Ram Vachan Rai, and noted poet Satyanarayan, among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha said that the contribution of women in nation building and culture could not be understated as they were behind major milestones of the Indian history.

"The country also gave prominence and respect to the women as witnessed by the history. By giving voting rights to even illiterate and uneducated women, our constitution writers showed their far-sightedness and their sense of fair play for every citizen of India," Mrs. Sinha said.

Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad, urging the need to carry out the work of Dr. Srivastava, said that today's women were no less than their male counterparts as their contributions could be seen in every field of the Indian society.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad talked about respect and place for women in the Indian society.

"We have a long tradition of honoring our women. All you have to do is to visit any temple and you will see how many female Gods we pray to. Today they are flying fighter planes and are playing major role in our Mars Orbiter Mission 'Mangalyaan'. About one-third of the information technology sector is filled with women specialists. These are just a few examples of what our women are capable of doing," Prasad said.

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