Today, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel visits Valsad to attend 2 days long National Youth Festival. She said that the higher literacy among women is the only option to uplift their position in the family and society. She called women like ‘Sati’, non-breast feeding to newly born baby-girl, killing of female foetus for gender detection and others as the stigma on face of Indian society.
While speaking on the occasion Chief Minister said, ‘No nation or society can make progress without education, culture and women empowerment. Women contributes 50% share in development of the state and nation.’
Quoting Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy, Anandiben said it is the fundamental right of every girl to get basic education, self-reliance, and a healthy living.
Chief Minister also called the women and young girls to take a pledge to join the campaign of constructing ‘In-House Toilet’ facility for every house.
For women empowerment, Gujarat government has taken several initiatives like Health Card, independent toilets for girls and boys in schools, 33% reservation for women in police force, and other departments, Chief Minister added.