Shifting from Women’s Development to Women’s Led Development: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the country is moving from women’s development to women-led development and stressed that the New India dream is where women are empowered, strong and an equal partner in the overall development of the country. .
In his monthly radio talk “Mann Ki Baat”, he also urged women to create self-help groups for the GOBAR DHAN initiative which could become a source of income for the rural population.
“The goal of the GOBAR-Dhan program is to ensure cleanliness in villages and generate wealth and energy by converting livestock dung and solid agricultural waste into compost and biogas,” Modi said. .
Speaking about International Women’s Day on March 8, the Prime Minister said: “There are many programs being organized in our country and around the world. Today, the country is shifting from the path of women’s development to female-led development.
Citing Swami Vivekananda’s assertion that the idea of perfect femininity was perfect independence, Modi said the New India dream was where women were empowered.
“Today, it is our duty to ensure the participation of women in all areas of life, be it social or economic life, it is our fundamental duty. Kaushalya-Nandan, Gandhari-Putra, these were the identities of a son.
“Today, the power of women has shown inner strength and self-confidence, empowered. Not only has she stepped forward, but she has also taken the country and society to new heights. .
“After all, our dream of ‘New India’ is one where women are strong and empowered and are equal partners in the development of the country,” he said.
Referring to a suggestion from a listener, the Prime Minister urged compatriots to congratulate mothers and sisters who have turned 100 years old on International Women’s Day.
“Can a program of respect for these centenarians be organized and can we not reflect on a life lived long? ” He asked.
Hailing the efforts of a group of women from Jharkhand who ran a hygiene campaign for an entire month and built a 1.70 lakh toilet in just 20 days, Modi said they showed that the power of women was an integral part of “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”.
He mentioned the current budget in which the focus has been on turning “waste into wealth” and “waste into energy” through biogas.
“A target has been set to use livestock dung, agricultural waste and kitchen waste to produce energy from biogas. Under the GOBAR-Dhan program, our farming brothers and sisters will be encouraged to view excreta and other waste not only as waste, but as a source of income. “
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