Union Minister Shobha Karandlaje’s open letter to all women

Union Minister of State for agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje has said that today’s Indian women are more powerful than ever before with diverse roles yet capable of holding the family unit intact.

In a statement released today, the Minister said,’ I want to exhort to parents of female children that they must be supportive of whatever paths they want to chose, just like they would for a boy. But this does not have to be at loggerhead with our cultural values or by the blind imitation of the West breaking apart family units.’

The full version of the letter is given below.