New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday praised former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as the ‘most powerful Prime Minister of the country’ during an event in the national capital.
"US still does not have a woman President yet. But we have had a woman as President, Lok Sabha Speaker and Prime Minister. Indira Gandhi was the most powerful PM in the country," Prabhu said here.
He said there are lots of women in and around the world who have set high performance benchmark and efficiency parameters for men to follow and have set a new work culture in the country.
"There are so many women employees in railways who are doing well. Generally, women do it better wherever they are," Prabhu said.
Railways have about one lakh women employees out of the more than 13 lakh strong workforce in the public transport.
He asked women in railways to set new benchmarks to become an example for men to follow.
Prabhu further said that the achievements of women need to be recognized at all levels.
Instead of sympathizing with the women, we need to empower women to give them equality in all respects like literacy, education, financial status etc, he added.