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“A Salute To Our Nari Shakti”, PM Modi; President Kovind And Other Leaders Also Share Greetings On International Women’s Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders extend a salute to ‘Nari Shakti’ for their achievements

“A Salute To Our Nari Shakti”: PM Narendra Modi, President And Other Leaders Extend Greetings On International Women’s Day
"A Salute To Our Nari Shakti”, says PM Narendra Modi, President and other leaders as the world marks International Women's Day today

New Delhi: As the world marks International Women’s Day (IWD) today (March 8), President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders took to their social media handle to extend their greetings for the day. Here’s a look at what they said:

Saluting the Nari Shakti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,

On Women’s Day, I salute our Nari Shakti and their accomplishments in diverse fields. The Government of India will keep focusing on women empowerment through its various schemes with an emphasis on dignity as well as opportunity.

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Further talking about how women have been put in forefront in India in the recent years, he added,

From financial inclusion to social security, quality healthcare to housing, education to entrepreneurship, many efforts have been made to put our Nari Shakti at the forefront of India’s development journey. These efforts will continue with even greater vigour in the coming times.

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Seeking commitment to ensure safety of women in India, President Ram Nath Kovind said,

Women are making exemplary contributions in all walks of life. Let us recommit ourselves to ensure their safety and dignity and to provide opportunities to each of them to pursue their dreams and aspirations.

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu on the other hand spoke about the importance of creating a gender-neutral society. He said,

I fail to see any reason for jubilation over the birth of a son and for mourning over the birth of a daughter. Both are God’s gifts – Mahatma Gandhi. My greetings on International Women’s Day! #WomensDay

On this day, let us collectively strive to build a gender-neutral world by ensuring that women are not discriminated against in any form. Let us resolve to empower women by upholding their dignity, ensuring their safety and providing them with equal opportunities. #WomensDay

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Let International Women’s Day be a celebration of women-led development, said Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development Smriti Z Irani.

Saluting the women for their contribution on International women’s day, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari said,

Happy International Women’s Day. Salute to all those women, who have made a unique contribution in the society. #WomensDay2022

Congress President Rahul Gandhi also shared the greetings for International Women’s Day, he said,

Women are capable of transforming a society by their wisdom, dedication and strength. They must get their long pending due. Women’s Day greetings to all.

“I bow to the entire women power,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he extended his greetings for the day. He also added,

The dedication and contribution of women power in building a better society always makes us all proud.

Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain on the other hand said,

Wishing you all a happy women’s day. Delhi government, through its polices and schemes will keep focusing on women empowerment to bring them to equality by giving them equal opportunities to grow and have a dignified life. #InternationalWomensDay2022

About International Women’s Day 2022

March 8 is the day to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also known as the day for fighting for gender equality in some countries.

Every year, the day is marked with a unique theme. This year, UN’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’ that aims to highlight the contribution of women and girls around the globe, who participate in their communities promoting climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, in order to build a more sustainable future for all.

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