PM Modi bats for gender equality on International Women’s Day

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], Mar. 8 : On the occasion of International Women's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raised the social evil of female foeticide still prevalent in the Indian society and urged the woman sarpanchs to play a key role in ending this vicious act.

Honouring the women who have succeeded in shattering various myths, Prime Minister Modi said he can see determination to make a positive difference when he meets these women Sarpanchs.

"They (Women sarpanchs) have shown how a positive change has begun in rural India," he said while addressing the delegates of Women Sarpanchs conclave.

Batting for gender equality, the Prime Minister said both, boys and girls should get equal access to education.

"A discriminatory mindset cannot be accepted. We are seeing how girls are shining in the board exams and in other areas as well," he said. Congratulating the women who were honoured on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said they are a source of inspiration for the entire nation.

Source: ANI