Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday said it is the collective responsibility of Centre, State governments and every individual to ensure safety and security of women at public places.
Conveying his message on the occasion of International Women's Day, Tewari said: "Women play a vital role, be it as a mother, wife or daughter in a family and also in contributing to nation building. So, women cannot be allowed to be belittled in any society."
The International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.
A number of events are being organised across the world to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. (ANI)