RadioandMusic
| 23 May 2019
Naidu urges concerned over stereotypical portrayal of women in cinema, media to play positive role

NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minster M Venkaiah Naidu today expressed concern over the stereotypical portrayal of women in movies which led to increased objectification.

The Minister said media should play a greater role in informing women about their rights and Nari Shakti programmes should be encouraged across media platforms. It was imperative to draw from the valuable contributions and examples set by great women leaders and intellectuals who have adorned the history of our nation.

Speaking at the celebration of the 100th episode of the DD News programme Tejaswani devoted to women empowerment at which Minister of State Rajyavardhan Rathore was also present, Naidu said gave another example of media playing a positive role when he said the #SelfieWithDaughters campaign launched by Prime Minister through his Mann ki Baat on All India Radio became a worldwide phenomenon trending among top five across the world.

Naidu also felicitated 14 Tejasvini from different walks of life on the occasion. The Minister also inaugurated the Tejaswini YouTube link on the occasion.

He urged Prasar Bharati to play a vital role in spreading the message of the numerous schemes the government for the girl child, adolescent girl and women. Creating and developing programmes which carried the message, preferably in a subtle manner, of the latent talent and strength women possessed.

Some iof the Tejasvinis honoured are:  

1. Ms. Deepa Malik, Paralympic 2017 Silver Medalist
2. Pandita Anuradha Pal, World’s First Woman Professional Tabla Player
3. Dr. Sonal Mansigh, Bharatnatyam Artist
4. ​Ms. Pragya Ghildiyal, Best Sports person with disabilities
5. ​Ms. Santosh Yadav, Mountaineer