Press Release (February 12, 2017)
Three Day National Women’s Parliament begins in Amaravati, India
Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andha Pradesh, India and Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, Speaker of State Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh felicitating Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus for his contributions to society during the inaugural session of the three-day National Women’s Parliament (NWP), organized by Andhra Pradesh (AP) Legislative Assembly. Photo: Collected
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus termed financial service as the oxygen of economic life of people. Bottom half of people, particularly bottom women, do not have access to this oxygen. That is why their economic life remains extremely weak. This oxygen remains for exclusive used of the privileged. He was speaking as a keynote speaker at the three-day National Women’s Parliament(NWP), being organised by Andhra Pradesh (AP) Legislative Assembly, India with the theme of ‘Empowering Women — Strengthening Democracy’, which began on Friday in the state capital of Amaravati.