Workshop on Leadership Training for Women




Delhi Commission for Women in the Women Empowerment Year, 2001 organized a 3-day workshop from 18th-20th August, 2001 at the Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi.  The workshop sought to enhance the political capacities and competency of aspiring political leaders among women.  The workshop was a unique experiment to impart political skills and knowledge to women involved in politics and occupying legislative role in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.


The workshop was attended by women from different fields, especially political aspirants, women who fought successful elections, party office bearers, social service activists, officials from Election Commission of India and other legal luminaries and well-known personalities in their own field. 


The Commission made the workshop very meaningful by inviting a number of speakers consisting of eminent political leaders, representatives of Election Commission of India, Civil servants, Police Commissioner, Media personalities/Journalists and academicians to address the participants on various political themes.



The topics were covered as under: -

1. Why and how to be a leader?

2. How to win elections?

3. What after winning elections?




The workshop was organized with the following objectives:




    Programme schedule for the workshop as under:


Why & how to be a capable leader?


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


         Welcome Address

          Smt. Anjali Rai,

          Chairperson, DCW

Inaugural Address

Sh. Vijai Kapoor,

Hon'ble Lt. Governor

        Speech by Chief Guest

         Smt. Sushma Swaraj,

         Hon'ble Union Minister for I & B

        Speech by the Guest of Honour          Smt. Ambica Soni, M.P.
        Vote of Thanks

         Smt. Yasmin Khan,

         Member, DCW

12:30  p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sorries, Prouds & Problems of Successful & Aspiring Women Politicians.  A Survey and discussion in sub-groups.
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Experience sharing and interactive session.


How to win elections?


10:030 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Preparation for elections:

Role of Election Commission, Deletion & addition of voters names, filling up of nomination forms, rules of election laws, maintenance of election account.


                                           - Sh. S. K. Mendiratta, Consultant, Election Commission of India

 Preparation & Strategy for Election.

                                                                   -  Sh. Vijai Goel, M.P.

Law & order, security of the candidate & role of police.

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 Campaigning for elections.

Tips to win elections:  

                                                - Sh. Jag Pravesh Chandra, Ex-Chief Executive Counsellor

How to be a good speaker ?

Role of media & its management.

                                                                          - Sh. Pankaj Vohra, City Editor, Hindustan Times

Campaign for elections:

                                                                 - Sh. Madan Lal Khurana, M.P.

Personality development.

Healthcare & diet of candidate.

                                                                           - Ms. Vandana Luthra, M.D., VLCC

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Election Day & Counting Day Management

Polling agents & their needs :      -  Sh. Margaret Alva, M.P.

How to encourage voters to vote?

How to be a good speaker?

Qualities of a good candidate. 

                                                        - Sh. Mukul Wasnik, Secy., AICC

Challenging bogus voters.

                                                              - Sh. Mange Ram Garg, President, Delhi State BJP

Management of Election Booth, Counting of votes.

                                                                                                                       - Sh. K. J. Rao, Secretary, ECO


What after winning election?


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


How to keep contact with Constituency & look after welfare of the people.

                                                                                                    -Sh. Kamal Nath, M.P.

What is budget? How to participate in Budget Sessions?

                                 - Sh. Manhender Singh Saathi, Hon'ble Finance Minster, Delhi Govt.

Tax collection & its distribution between the State and the Centre.

- Sh. Jai Ram Ramesh, Economist

Role of the Centre & the States in law & order.

- Academician

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

What is urban local government?

- Sh. S. P. Aggarwal, IAS

Commissioner, MCD


Powers of the Commissioner/Mayor, Committees and the Corporators.

- Sh. Shanti Desai, Hon'ble Mayor, Delhi


Tips to perform better in the house.

- Sh. V. K. Duggal, DG: Tourism


How to take up issues & get them redressed?

- Sh. Ram Babu Sharma, Leader of Opposition, MCD

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Valedictory Address

Smt. Shiela Dikshit,

Hon'ble Chief Minister, Delhi


Distribution of certificates

Smt. Sharmila Tagore,

Films Actress


Vote of Thanks

Smt. Naini Jayaseelan, IAS

Member-Secretary, DCW



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