New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday saluted the accomplishments of all women on International Women's Day and said that the ruling dispensation at the Centre is committed to empower 'Nari Shakti'.
"Saluting the accomplishments of all women on International Women's Day & gratitude for their indispensable role in our society," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
He said that from 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' to better health and education facilities, the efforts of the government towards women-led development are unwavering.
"Our financial inclusion efforts, skill development initiatives and MUDRA Bank will empower our Nari Shakti to contribute to India's growth," he added.
International Women's Day is being celebrated today as governments, NGOs and other organisations across the globe observe International Women's Day on the 8th of March every year to highlight the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
President Pranab Mukherjee will give away Nari Shakti Awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan today.
In his message on the eve of the International Women's Day, he extended warm greetings and good wishes to the women of India and thanked them for their contributions over the years in the building of our nation.
The President said that women have always been given the highest level of respect in our country.
He added, "On this day, let us redouble our efforts for achieving gender equity and empowerment of women."
The President emphasized the need to respect the right of women to equal opportunities and a dignified life. He said, "We have a collective responsibility to create an ecosystem that ensures the safety, security and dignity of women in society".