Actor Shabana Azmi on Monday said that equal opportunities should be given to both men and women for the nation to progress. It is to be noted that the actor was speaking on the sidelines of the Inner Wheel Impact Awards 2019 held in Azamgarh.
The actor also about the importance of empowering the weaker sections of the society citing examples of her social work in her hometown, Mijwan, Azamgarh. "We should help women become self-sufficient and them stand on their own feet. No matter whatever field they are in. Out nation can only develop itself when there is gender equality," Azmi added.
In the meantime, actor Tisca Chopra, who was also present at the event, said it is important for women to come together to eradicate the gender biases. "What I really admire is when women support women, there's nothing stronger than that. We don't need to fight amongst ourselves for a man's favour," she added.
It is to be noted that Shabana Azmi had previously questioned gender inequality in education, recalling a text she came through in a class III book. She said, "There was a question that where is mother? Mother is in the kitchen. Then there was another question: where is father? Answer was father is in the office. So I said why can't it be "where is mother? Mother is in the office and where is father? Father is in the kitchen."
(With Inputs from PTI)