Nari Shakti Puraskar on International Women's Day by President of India
A special function was organized in the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of International Women’s Day for presenting Nari Shakti Puraskar to distinguished women of our country.
Speaking on this occasion, the President said this day should not only be celebrated to value and recognize their contribution but to celebrate their achievements. He said the objective of Nari Shakti Puraskar is to encourage the Women Empowerment. He said discriminating women and men is still a problem of mindset and shows how narrow our mentality is. Every individual in our society is responsible for changing such mindsets and support our daughters and women in every endeavor.
The President said there are many examples where our daughters and women have made our society and country proud. To ensure the composite and all-round development of our country, it is necessary to remove such discrimination. We should provide all the opportunities to make the most of their lives. We should break all the customs and traditions that deter or hinder giving equal rights to our daughters and women.
The President also emphasized that awareness and education are effective tools to overcome gender inequality in any society. Education provides the power and understanding to eradicate distinctions between people in society and crime.
In the end, the President congratulated all the award winners and requested to take the oath neither to do the discrimination nor be the part of any such activity.
Click here to read the President’s Speech in Hindi.