#politics | ‘Women power for new India’: PM Modi, other leaders extend Women’s Day greetings IG News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi And several other political leaders on Wednesday saluted “Nari Shakti (women power)” and praised the role of women in India’s progress.

Taking to Twitter, Modi said, “On International Women’s Day, a tribute to the achievements of our women power. We attach great importance to the role of women in India’s progress.”

Sharing a compilation video of women achievers in his monthly radio program “Mann Ki Baat”, the Prime Minister said the government is working to advance women empowerment, using the hashtag “Women power for a new India”. Will continue Soon after, the hashtag ‘Women power for new India’ started trending on Twitter, with several BJP leaders also extending greetings on Women’s Day.

Saluting the women power, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, ‘India is proud of its resilient women power’. In a tweet, he said, “While they contribute to nation building with innumerable sacrifices, their personal stories of courage, grit and determination ignite our hearts with inspiration.”

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said that the power of “nari shakti” was “rooted” in today’s civilizational ethos. “…the women of India are exploring uncharted territories and driving India’s growth story. Let us continue to encourage and support the cause of #NariShaktiForNewIndia in spirit and action,” he tweeted.

Every year since 1975 March 8 is observed as International Women’s Day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. The day is celebrated to highlight the importance of fighting against gender bias and to bring attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights and violence and abuse against women.

Recalling the contribution of women from all walks of life, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said the Modi-led government was “constantly working towards the empowerment of women through various schemes and programmes”.

“From being operationally deployed in the world’s highest battlefield Siachen to being posted on warships, Indian women are breaking barriers in almost every field in the armed forces,” Singh tweeted.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, “On International Women’s Day, appreciate the efforts and achievements of our women power. His contribution is indispensable for the growth story of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Union minister Piyush Goyal shared a video on PM Modi’s tip to Haryana BJP leader Sudha Yadav to use his MPLADS funds for women and children. This prompted Yadav to ensure that an all-girls school was built in Rewari and Mahendragarh districts.

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju posted a picture on Twitter and said, ‘We are very proud of the role Indian women play in the progress of our country.’

Meanwhile, Congress also extended greetings on Women’s Day, saying, “Women are fun, fearless and extraordinary. And we are more committed than ever to gender equality and empowerment.”

Resolving to give equal rights to every woman, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi shared a clipping on Twitter and said that India is incomplete without her.

Calling women the “voice of change”, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi vowed to fight for increasing women’s participation in politics and decision-making.

The United Nations International Women’s Day, under the theme “DigitalAll: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”, recognizes and celebrates women and girls who are supporting the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.