New Delhi, Jul 7 : Around 500 women of the well known women’s social service organisation ‘Nai Roshni’, led by its president Gulzar Mirza, today joined the Congress party.

Speaking at a function here to formalise their joining, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Jai Prakash Agarwal said the women of this organisation had expressed their desire to work in the Congress party under the leadership of Ms Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi.

‘Nai Roshni’ president Gulzar Mirza said Congress was the only party which encouraged women and provided them with a political platform to progress. Thirty three per cent reservation for women in the local bodies had helped them to become Mayors and Ministers and serve the society and country with commitment and purpose, she added.

‘Nai Roshni’ has been associated with social service for the past many years not only in Delhi, but also in other parts of the country. It works for the uplift and welfare of downtrodden women.