Panchayat, Parliament to Silicon Valley, women are making India proud: PM Narendra Modi

By: | Updated: April 13, 2017 5:16 PM

PM Narendra Modi said women are making India proud in various sectors from Panchayat and Parliament to Silicon Valley

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the commemoration of the golden jubilee of Indian merchant chamber’s ladies wing praised the women of India. He said women are making India proud in various sectors from Panchayat and Parliament to Silicon Valley. He addressed the gathering through video conferencing. “The 50th year is special for any organisation & I congratulate your institution on this occasion. Any sector we look at today, women are excelling and performing better day by day. From Panchayats to Parliament, wells in villages to Silicon Valley, women are leading from the front,” he said.

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Remembering Mahatma Gandhi, the Prime Minister said he was a member of the Indian Merchant Chamber. “Mahatma Gandhi advocated women empowerment. At the time when he returned to India, Bapu met Ganga Baa who gifted him the ‘Charkha’,” he said. He urged women to work harder and highlighted the need for better working facilities for the Indian women at night. The PM added that a country can only develop by respecting the women.

Talking about the patriarchal society in India, the Prime Minister questioned why is it that properties and houses are in the name of husbands? He said if house registry is done in the name of women, they won’t have to submit the marriage or divorce certificate for getting a passport. Talking about the patriarchal society in India, the Prime Minister questioned why is it that properties and houses are in the name of husbands? He said if house registry is done in the name of women, they won’t have to submit the marriage or divorce certificate for getting a passport.

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“Women of our country have the potential and they strive hard for success in their field. We have recently passed the Maternity Bill. The number of leaves has been more than doubled from 12 to 26 weeks,” he added. “When all the schemes for women empowerment will be implemented together, you will realise that the government has been working in a planned manner to achieve its goal,” added PM Modi.

“We are initiating measures to empower the women. We want them to shine. Over 70% people who have got loans under Mudra Yojana are women. Over 1.20 crore women belonging to weaker sections in rural areas have benefitted through Ujjwala Yojana. We aim to achieve 5 crore mark,” he added.

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