Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address seminar of female ascetics on International Women’s Day

On Monday, PM Modi interacted with winners of Nari Shakti Puraskar.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a women ascetic seminar in Dhordo, Gujarat’s Kutch on Tuesday on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

The seminar is organized to recognize the role of holy women in society and their contribution to the empowerment of women, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

More than 500 women ascetics and preachers will attend the seminar via video conference tomorrow.

The seminar will include sessions on culture, religion, women’s upliftment, security, social status and the role of women in society.

A discussion will take place on central and state government welfare schemes for women as well as women’s achievements.

Union ministers Smriti Irani, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Bharati Pravin Pawar will also attend the seminar. It will also see the participation of Sadhvi Rithambara, Maha Mandleshwar of Kankeshwari Devi, among others, the PMO said.

On Monday, PM Modi interacted with winners of Nari Shakti Puraskar. “Nari Shakti Puraskar” is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development to recognize the outstanding contribution made by individuals and institutions, to celebrate women as game changers and catalysts for positive change in the society.

A total of 28 awards (14 each for the years 2020 and 2021) will be awarded to 29 individuals in recognition of their outstanding work in providing distinguished service for the empowerment of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women.

International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8 each year recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Future”, and calls for climate action for women, by women.

(With PTI and ANI inputs)

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