Addressing the nation from the Crimson Fort as India celebrated its seventy fifth 12 months of Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately laid particular emphasis on the dignity of “Nari Shakti” (girl energy). Itemizing out 5 pledges to fulfil freedom fighters’ dream for India, he mentioned “it’s important that in speech and conduct, we do nothing that lowers the dignity of women”.
“A distortion has crept in our conduct and we at times insult women, can we take pledge to get rid of this in our behaviour,” he added.
Respect for ladies is vital pillar for India’s development, the PM mentioned, including that we have to help our ‘Nari Shakti’.
“We should celebrate the diversity of India….At home too, the roots of unity are sowed when both the son and the daughter are equal. If they are not, the mantra of unity cannot reverberate…Gender equality is a crucial parameter of unity,” the Prime Minister mentioned.
The PM recalled the contributions of the ladies freedom fighters of India. “Every Indian is filled with pride when they remember the strength of the women of India, be it Rani Laxmibai, Jhalkari Bai, Chennamma, Begum Hazrat Mahal,” PM Modi mentioned.
He mentioned for India to realize the targets envisioned by its freedom fighters within the subsequent 25 years, ladies must play a vital function. If we uplift ladies and empower them, we are able to obtain the targets in a shorter length and with much less effort, he added.
“Our Nari Shakti is being represented in all sectors- in police, villages etc. The more opportunities we give to our daughters, the more they will take us forward,” he mentioned.