India moving from women development to women-led development: PM Modi


New Delhi, March 8: On International Women’s Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country was moving from “women development to women-led development”.
In a series of tweets, Modi highlighted the significant role that women have played in the success of government schemes like ‘Beti Bachai Beti Padhao’, ‘Ujjwala Yojana’ and National Rural Livelihood Mission among others.
“India is moving from women development to women-led development. Our nari shakti (women power) is marching ahead to build a new India,” said Modi.
“Transforming the lives of women, harnessing Nari Shakti to create a New India,” was the caption of a short video posted by Modi on Twitter that listed out the success of government run schemes towards women empowerment.
Earlier in the day, Modi lauded Chhattisgarh social activist, late Kunwar Bai Yadav, who sold her goats to built toilets and was the mascot of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.
In a series of tweets, Modi paid tributes to Kunwar Bai and said that the activist “lives in the hearts and minds” of many.
Around the world, March 8 is a day when women are recognised for their achievements irrespective of the field they represent, cutting across national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political spectra.
While the idea of International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements early 20th century in North America and across Europe, the Charter of the United Nations, signed in 1945, is said to be the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. (Courtesy: TS)