Indian delegation attends Inter-Parliamentary Union meet in Dhaka

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New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday attended an assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Dhaka, an official said.

The delegation is participating in the 136th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Dhaka from April 1 to 5.

“The members of delegation attended three events: Meeting of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians; Advisory Group on HIV/Aids and Maternal, Newborn and Child Death and Meeting of the Asia Specific Geo-Political Group,” a press statement added.

In the meeting of women parliamentarians, Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Dev and Rajya Sabha MP Dola Sen participated on the topic ‘Debate on Women’s Political Participation: A New Impetus to Break the Glass Ceiling’.

On the occasion, Dola Sen said the commitment of India to women participation in democracy is reflected not only by their active participation in the voting process, but also in the growing enthusiasm and interest among women to secure representation in the country’s legislative and other representative bodies.

She said the Parliament of India has consistently endeavoured to translate the ideas and ideals of the Constitution into reality.

–IANS

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