Panaji : October 24, 2016 …..  The Governor Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha, held a meeting with a delegation of 82 Progressive Hindu women of Goa at Raj Bhavan yesterday.

The delegation included RSS Mahila Karyakartas, BLP Mahila Morcha members and various other prominent women from different fields.

The meeting highlighted issues like the Uniform Civil Code and its impact on various matters from women point of view. The Governor was always keen to know more about the Uniform Civil Code practiced in Goa and hence in a span of one month she met women delegations from Christian, Muslim and Hindu communities and wishes to meet Tribal and Sikh women in the near future.

          Various questions were asked like the status of marriage registration among Hindus. It was told that mostly everyone follows the registration rule today irrespective of any religion, mainly to avail the different Government schemes such as Laadli Laxmi. Also a few women mentioned how they being married a different State did not have marriage registration and hence facing problems in many matters. Suggestions like pre marriage counseling were given in order to prevent divorces and other family disputes. And it was requested that Governor help to make it mandatory in every religion through Uniform Civil Code.

          The Governor exchanged her views and experiences from her career with the women. It was also informed that there are many Self Help groups of Hindu women. The Governor was glad to hear that each one present contributed in some way to the Swachh Bharat Mission and how they are actively participating in it through campaigns and group awareness programmes.