Foundation Day of National Commission for Women
National Commission for Women First Chairman: The National Commission for Women is working to strengthen the status of women in India and to protect their rights. The 31st Foundation Day of the National Commission for Women is being celebrated. This institution reviews the constitutional and legal protection of women. President Draupadi Murmu will address the 31st Foundation Day program of the National Commission for Women on January 31, 2023. This year the theme of the program is ‘Empowering Women Empowering India’. The National Commission for Women was established by the Government of India on 31 January 1992. Therefore, the National Commission for Women Act was passed in the Indian Parliament in 1990. At present, Rekha Sharma is the chairperson of the Women’s Commission. However, the contribution of the first president of this institution was also commendable. At the time of the formation of the National Commission for Women, Jayanti Patnaik was entrusted with the responsibility of the post of Chairperson. Let us know about Jayanti Patnaik, the first chairperson of the National Commission for Women, on the occasion of Foundation Day.
First Chairperson of Women’s Commission
Jayanti Patnaik was the first woman chairperson, whose tenure ended on 3 February 1992, two days after the formation of the Women’s Commission. His tenure was for three years. Jayanthi Patnaik held the post till 30 January 1995. She also remained in politics and became a Member of Parliament. Apart from this, Jayanti Patnaik was also a social worker.
Biography of Jayanti Patnaik
Jayanthi Patnaik was born on 7 April 1932 in Aska, located in the Ganjam district of Orissa. His father’s name was Niranjan Patnaik. Jayanthi Patnaik was married in 1953 to Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, who belonged to a political family. Janaki Ballabh Patnaik was elected Chief Minister of Odisha from 1980 to 1989.
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