Yesterday, on International Women’s Day, MobiKwik co-founder Upasana Taku wrote to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to consider the passage of Women’s Reservation Bill, which is aimed to reserve 33% of seats in Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies for women.
Taku indicted that Mobikwik had pledged to contribute to empowering women particularly homemakers in urban and rural India and help them in learning about cashless transaction.
“We are happy to inform you that the inspiration for our effort comes from the stories and visuals of your mother Hiraba Modi going to the bank for transacting her own business,” she wrote.
To date, the fintech powerhouse has started many initiatives in urban and rural India with the objective of educating and empowering women, working alongside Google India and Tata Trust creating programs including Internet Saathi and Mgallak.
“…the women’s reservation bill in India was drafted with the objective of empowering both legislative houses with higher female participation. We feel that this will be instrumental in increasing the share of women in policy decision making and ensuring a better India for women,” concluded Taku.
— MobiKwik (@MobiKwik) March 8, 2017