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PM hails women empowerment in 'Mann ki Baat'

Nayanima Basu New Delhi | Updated on January 28, 2018 Published on January 28, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says women in the country are bringing a transformational change in the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said women in the country are bringing a transformational change in the country even as he highlighted the achievements made by women around the country from north to south and east to west.

Modi said also spoke about the adivasi women in Maoist infested areas such as in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh. He said women there are living a life of dignity despite being under tension. The Prime Minister also talked about the ill practices of Sati and child marriage that he said needs to be eliminated from the society forever.

On a different aspect, the PM talked of 'Jan Aushadhi' and said how the government is making an effort towards accessible and affordable healthcare. He said the medicines in these stores are approved by the WHO, yet they are lesser in prices compared to the branded medicines by about 25 per cent.

Modi also spoke about an action plan on saving the River Morna in Maharashtra under ‘Clean Morna' mission. The campaign, spearheaded by the local administration of Akola, continued till January 20.

Modi also highlighted the achievements made by the Padma Award receivers. He said the BJP government under him has transformed it completely in the last three years. As a result, even the most non-descript persons in the society are getting Padma Awards unlike the previous practices of granting these awards only to who’s who of the society.

“We need to expand the reach of Padma Awards. We need to recognise those who are bringing a change,’’ PM said. On India’s relationship with its diaspora, he said this year the diaspora participated in a significant way in the 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas'' held earlier this month.

In this regard, he spoke about the a project conducted by the European Union on the Indian diaspora.

Published on January 28, 2018

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