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Women journalists to deliberate on issues concerning women, children at WCD workshop today

Updated: Nov 21, 2016 08:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): Over100 journalists from across the country are expected to participate in the second 'All India Women Journalists' Workshop' organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) in association with Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, here on Monday.

The women journalists represent print, electronic and online media across the country, including small regional media organisations.

This conference, which will be a continuation of the first workshop held in June 2016, is an initiative for women journalists, who specialise in social sector reporting, to come together to understand, discuss and deliberate on issues concerning women and children.

WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi will make a presentation to showcase the achievements of the ministry during the last two years and also obtain a feedback from the participating journalists on a number of issues concerning women and children.

The ministry is also looking forward to new ideas/areas concerning women and children, which could be taken up in the coming months.

Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj will also address the participants and apprise them about the achievements and new initiatives of the ministry during the last two years.

The ministry will also be putting up an exhibition of its large initiatives such as children's helpline 'Childline' and the government's flagship programme 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'. (ANI)