India Gate Turns orange
As part of a global ‘Orange the World’ campaign, the iconic India Gate on Wednesday lit up in the colour orange celebrating the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women. The event was organised by UN Women Indian along with UNFPA India, UNDP and UN in India as part of the United Nations’ global campaign that is set to continue till December 10, designated as the UN’s Human Rights Day. Inaugurating the event, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said: “Addressing the issue of woman empowerment should be the topmost priority right now. During my tenure as a minister, we celebrated women empowerment day every year. “Violence against woman is disliked and condemned worldwide. Ending discrimination against woman and empowering them should be given importance in India,” she said. Frederika Meijer Representative UN Population Fund, India and country director UNFPA said United Nations aims to eliminate all kinds of violence against women and gender discrimination and seeks to end it by 2030. According to the UN the colour orange is symbolic of “a united fight to end violence against women”.