Kathmandu: No power in the world can challenge the women of India and Nepal if they work together to fight the exploitation and injustice done to them, a senior Indian Minister said here on Friday.
Addressing a function organised on the occasion of 103rd International Women`s Day, Union Minister for Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal said women activists from Nepal and India should work together to change the status of women in both countries as they are subject to oppression and exploitation.
The minister and other political leaders arrived in Kathmandu yesterday on the invitation of the Nepal-India Women Friendship Society.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Bhattarai inaugurated the newly formed Friendship Society, established for greater cooperation and collaboration among the women of the two South Asian neighbours.
Addressing the function, Bhattarai said besides political relations, cultural ties between Nepal and India will help strengthen the age-old bilateral relations.
The organisation aims at promoting cooperation among the women of the two neighbouring countries in cultural, economic, literary and political fields.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayanta Prasad, senior BJP leader Vijaya Jolly and former Mayor of Delhi and BJP leader Aarati Mehra, Sadbhawana Party president and Health Minister Rajendra Mahato were among the dignitaries who attended the function.