International Women's Day: Political leaders salute women power

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Last Updated: Mon, Mar 8th, 2021, 10:46:45hrs
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PM Modi salutes 'Nari Shakti', says India takes pride in accomplishments of women

New Delhi: On the occasion of International Women's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India takes pride in the many accomplishments of the women of the nation and added it is his Government's honour to be getting the opportunity to work towards furthering women empowerment across a wide range of sectors.

"Saluting our indomitable #NariShakti on International Women's Day! India takes pride in the many accomplishments of the women of our nation. It is our Government's honour to be getting the opportunity to work towards furthering women empowerment across a wide range of sectors," PM Modi tweeted.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government led by PM Modi is deeply committed to women empowerment in all walks of life."On International Women's Day, I truly appreciate the role of India's #NariShakti in strengthening the foundations of this great nation. The government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is deeply committed to women empowerment in all walks of life," he tweeted. 

"Today, women have become an integral part of India's security and defence architecture. The targeted outcome of such an empowerment is to create an atmosphere where women feel free, safe and secure to pursue any vocation, profession or take a road less taken," he said in another tweet.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted, "My heartfelt greetings to the greatness, achievement and contribution of the women who have won praises from every region of the world on the occasion of International Women's Day.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday appealed to all countrymen to work relentlessly towards women's safety, education and independence, on the eve of International Women's Day.

Kovind said "we will be able to pave the way for women, especially our daughters, to become more active, capable and empowered only by doing so. Let us dedicate this occasion of International Women's Day to the honour, safety and empowerment of women and resolve that we will support them in changing every tradition and policy that hinders their progress," the President said in a statement.

He extended congratulations and best wishes to all women on the occasion, saying "women are an inspiration to our family, society and the nation".

"They are the essential base of the social structure. In India too, women have made their mark in every sphere of life. With their distinguished role in all walks of life, they have contributed significantly to the progress of the nation.

"Nevertheless, much remains to be done to further improve the socio-economic status of women in India," said the President.

International Women's Day is observed every year on March 8 in order to create awareness about women's issues. It was first celebrated in a handful of countries in 1911, but began to be observed by countries across the globe after 1975, when the United Nations started celebrating the day. The UN officially recognised Women's Day in 1977.

MP CM has 'chai par charcha' with women sanitation workers in Bhopal

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday interacted with women sanitation workers at the Nehru Nagar intersection on the occasion of International Women's Day.

He interacted with them over tea and also took to sweeping the streets with them for a short while. He was accompanied by women security personnel and a female driver.

"My 'Safai Karamchari' sisters have left their kids at home in the morning and are working to keep our streets clean. I am glad I started the day with them," the CM said."When I asked them about their needs, the first thing they said was respect. The biggest wish of women is to be treated respectfully," he added.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended wishes on the occasion of International Women's Day, saying that India takes pride in the many accomplishments of women."Saluting our indomitable #NariShakti on International Women's Day! India takes pride in the many accomplishments of the women of our nation. It is our Government's honour to be getting the opportunity to work towards furthering women empowerment across a wide range of sectors," PM Modi tweeted."On the occasion of International Women's Day, greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens. Women in our country are setting new records and achievements in various fields. Let us collectively resolve to promote gender justice and eliminate inequality between women and men," President Ram Nath Kovind said in a tweet.

Yogi govt to spend Women's Day in big way

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government will celebrate International Women's Day in the most special way under its ambitious 'Mission Shakti' campaign across Uttar Pradesh.

The main event of the second phase of the 'Mission Shakti Abhiyan' will be held in the state capital Lucknow and it will be live streamed in all districts.

Yogi said in a statement that government is committed for the safety, honour and empowerment of women for which various programmes have been initiated in state.

To mark the day, 'Chaupals' will be held at various primary schools as well as the Kasturba Gandhi schools across villages to spread awareness about the safety, dignity, and empowerment of women.

Apart from this, the government will also allow free-of-cost visits of women to the ancient and historical places in the state.

The government has also issued directives to organize a pledge taking ceremony of the guardians for the safety of girls for which an amount of Rs 1,000 has been released to each school.

With the aim of making the new generation the carrier of culture that guarantees respect and protection for women, many campaigns and awareness programmes are being run by the Yogi-led government.

In this series, mass public meetings will be conducted to ensure women's security and empowerment on the occasion of Women's Day in all schools of the state.

Apart from this, the school's headmasters, wardens, facilitators, will promote these awareness activities in their respective villages, gram panchayats, etc.

The programmes are designed to educate girls about 'Good-Touch Bad-Touch'.

Information about the government's women helplines will also be given to parents and children.

All the winners of the various competitions organised at the schools will also be honoured.

A poster exhibition will also be organised to make children aware of social issues like domestic violence, child marriage, gender discrimination and child rights.

In Lucknow as a gift from Yogi on International Women's Day, women can visit historical places including Bara Imambara, Bhool Bhulaiya, Picture Gallery, Rumi Gate, and Ghantaghar for free.

An order in this regard has been issued by the Hussainabad Trust.

Instructions have been given to organise women empowerment related programmes in all districts up to tehsil, block and village level even after one week of the International Women's Day.

Each year on March 8, International Women's Day is observed in order to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day commemorates women, who despite various challenges posed by society have proven their mettle in every sphere across the world.

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