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Women BBMP Corporators for a Better Tomorrow

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Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) in associationwith Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday organised a Worksop – Women Leaders for a Better Tomorrow- the imprint of women leaders in political leadership.
“This is a historic moment in Bengaluru’s history”, said Revathy Ashok, CEO & Managing Trustee, B.PAC. “BBMP has more than 52% of women elected members and we thought this is the right moment to celebrate this win and to inspire our corporators with mind blowing stories of several women political luminaries of Karnataka such as Leeladevi R. Prasad and B T Lalita Nayak, she said.
Speaking during the inaugural session Dr. Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw, President, B.PAC said, “We have trained over 150 passionate citizens, aspiring corporators through our B.CLIP programs, across three batches.Last month,B.PAC organised a program for all newly elected corporators on critical issues facing the city. Today’s program is the beginning of series of conversations, we want to have with our women corporators. We want to see them emerge as strong successful leaders who will transform their respective wards through their passion, commitment and good governance. “
Leeladevi R Prasad, former Minister, GoK and B.T.Lalitha Nayak, former Minister, GoK addressed the young women corporator leaders and shared inspirational insights of their humble beginnings and their political journey in a very tough environment. Their deep commitment to public service and engagement with the city, high standards of governance, integrity, and humility, were the key take aways for the partcipants to emulate.
S P Hemalatha, Deputy Mayor, BBMP spoke about the huge opportunities for women corporators to make a mark; and spoke of the initiatives on waste management and health related programs and initiatives in her ward that could be succesfully replicated.
K Latha Narashima Murthy, Former Corporator, HSR Layout took the partcipants through the Best Practices to emulate in the Wards by – showing how she developed a vision for the ward and the learnings she had during her journey as a Corporator.
The Programme was well received bythe women corporators and they were keen to work in a collaborativemanner alongwith local citizen groups to solve pressing problems and get their voices heard. The uniform refrain from all leaders, past and present was that the Mayor and Dy. Mayor’s role currently is only recommendatory and should be given greater powers for effective governance of the city.
B.PAC, through this endeavour has reached out to all women Corporators of Bengaluru city to realise their full potential and capability and to lead important transformational change in city’s developments – making the city a pride of place for every citizen.

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