Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the mothers, sisters and daughters of the Islands on International Women's Day. The dream of building a united and strong India lies in the empowerment of women.

This year, the theme for International Women's Day is 'Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow'. Gender equality is achieved when women, men, girls and boys have equal rights, conditions and opportunities, and the power to shape their own lives and contribute to the development of society. It is a matter of equitable distribution of power, influence and resources in society. So let's work together to push gender equality forward. It is our duty to ensure equal participation of women in every sphere of life, social or economic".

Sampa Banerjee

State President, BJP Mahila Morcha

Andaman Nicobar Islands