Empowering Nari Shakti
March 30, 2017

A woman’s stride in leading the national transformation has been a defining feature under Modi Government. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the focus has shifted from women development to women-led-development.

Prime Minister’s developmental has found unequivocal support from women. Nari Shakti is now the most critical perquisite to economic growth.

Prime Minister Modi has elicited warmth and excitement among women, even on foreign shores. Remember,  when Prime Minister got a rousing welcome on visiting an all-women Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) training center and interacted with Saudi women IT professionals?

Women being the biggest beneficiaries of Modi government’s flagship scheme like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and Pradhan MantriUjjwala Scheme, have experienced freedom from financial dependency and day to day drudgery. The love and support they have shown, in return, has been unprecedented.

With Jan Dhan Yojana, the percentage of banked women has increased to a record 61 per cent, giving a major fillip to female financial literacy and empowerment in India.

As Prime Minister Modi says, “We cannot achieve success if 50 per cent of our population being women are locked at home.” A major thrust area of the Modi government has been to nurture women entrepreneurs through financial support, skilling and training.

From women sarpanchs to legislators, the role of women in public service is being encouraged like never before. PM Modi has acknowledged that the outcomes of social welfare programs tend to multiply with women participation owing to their exceptional ability to care and provide not just for their immediate family but for society at large.

Prime Minister Modi has reached out to women to garner their full participation in realizing the New India Vision. He envisions women leading from the front, be it the Swachh BharatAbhiyan or transforming India’s power sector through solar power generation.

The need to save the Girl Child and Promote Girl Education has been articulated by the Prime Minister Modi with immense urgency and sensitivity.  With constant efforts under BetiBachaoBetiPadhao scheme, Haryana has achieved a sex ratio of 950, from a low of 840, in just two years.

As India catapults to a major global economic power, the need for women’s participation in the nation’s growth story is becoming critical day by day.  No wonder that the women of India are asserting themselves like never before and are placing their trust in the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The progress of humanity is incomplete without the empowerment of women.”

-PM Narendra Modi


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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Association of Indian Universities’ 95th Annual Meet and National Seminar of Vice-Chancellors today through video conferencing. He also launched four books related to Babasaheb Dr BR Ambedkar, authored by Shri Kishor Makwana. Governor, Chief Minister and education Minister of Gujarat and Union Education Minister were among those present on the occasion. The event was hosted by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad.

The Prime Minister paid tribute to Bharat Ratna, Babasaheb Dr Ambedkar on behalf of the grateful nation and said that his Jayanti during the period when the country is celebrating Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, gives us new energy.

Shri Modi stressed that India has been the mother of democracy in the world and democracy has been an integral part of our civilization and our way of life. Babasaheb laid a strong foundation to move forward while strengthening India’s democratic heritage, said the Prime Minister.

Talking about the philosophy of Babasaheb, the Prime Minister said that Dr Ambedkar considered knowledge, self-respect and politeness as his three revered deities. Self-respect comes with knowledge and makes a person aware of his or her rights. Through equal rights, emerge social harmony and country progresses. Our education system and universities have this responsibility to carry the country forward on the path shown by Babasaheb, Shri Modi added

On National Education Policy, the Prime Minister said that every student has certain capabilities. These capabilities pose three questions before the student and the teacher. First- what they can to do? Second, what is their potential if they are properly taught?And,third, what they want to do? The answer to the first question is the inner strength of the students. However, if institutional strength is added to that inner strength, their development will get expanded and they will be able to do what they want to do.Quoting Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, The Prime Minister said that the NEP is aimed at fulfilling Dr Radhakrishnan’s vision of education that frees and empowers the student to participate in national development. Education management should be undertaken keeping whole world as a unit but also, focussing on Indian character of education

Talking about the growing demand for skills in the emerging Aatmnirbhar Bharat, The Prime Minister said that India is being looked upon as future centre of Artificial Intelligence,Internet of Things,big data, 3D printing, Virtual Realityandrobotics, mobile technology, geo-informatics, smart healthcareanddefence sector. To meet the requirement of skills, Indian Institutes of skills are being set up in three big metropolitans of the country. In Mumbai, first batch of Indian Institute of Skills has already started. In 2018, Future Skills Initiative was launched with NASSCOM, informed the Prime Minister. He said that we want that all universities should be multi-disciplinary as we want to give students flexibility. He called upon the Vice Chancellors to work for this goal. .

Shri Modi elaborated on Babasaheb’s conviction for equal rights and equal opportunity for all. The Prime Minister emphasized that schemes like Jandhan accounts are leading to financial inclusion of every person and through DBT money is reaching directly to their accounts. The Prime Minister reiterated country’s commitment to take the message of Babasaheb to each and every person. Developing the key places related to the life of Babasaheb as PanchTeerth is a step in that direction. He also said that measures like Jal Jeevan Mission, free housing, free electricity, support during pandemic and initiatives for women empowerment are taking forward the dreams of Babasaheb.

The Prime Minister released the following four books based on Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar's life, written by Shri Kishor Makwana:

Dr. Ambedkar Jivan Darshan,
Dr. Ambedkar Vyakti Darshan,
Dr Ambedkar Rashtra Darshan, and
Dr. Ambedkar Aayam Darshan

The Prime Minister said that that these books are not less than modern classics and convey the universal vision of Babasaheb. He hoped that such books will be widely read by students in colleges and universities.