PM Modi shares vision of women`s empowerment

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2018, 22:32
PM Modi shares vision of women`s empowerment

In his interview, Prime Minister also shared his government`s initiatives towards empowerment and security of women and on a question on whether the grand alliance in the making could pose a political challenge to him in 2019. He said the grand alliance won`t succeed in winning the confidence of the electorate. Here`s more.
The economic turnaround under Modi govt and policies that aim to protect and empower women in India were some of the other focal points of Prime Minister Modi`s interview to the English news daily.Speaking on the efforts made by the NDA govt at the Centre to empower and protect women. Prime Minister said that no country can progress if its women are not full partners in the development process. He underscored the importance of understanding the need to change mindsets to ensure women are fully empowered through a secure, safe and enabling environment.

PM Modi elaborated on the several initiatives taken by his government in this context like the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme that addresses the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio and educating the girl child.He said the government has enacted a law to award death penalty for the rape of a minor girl -- strengthening deterrence for those committing such barbaric acts.He highlighted that for the first time in the history of independent India there are two women in the Cabinet Committee on Security — the minister of external affairs and the minister for Defence and how women have, for the first time, been inducted as fighter pilots in combat roles in the Indian Air Force.
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