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Narendra Modi calls upon OBC youth to get education, shun social evils like dowry system and female feticide

Ahmedabad, Monday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today called upon the youth belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) to get rid of social evils like dowry system and female feticide. He also asked the community elders to educate both boys and girls without discrimination, necessary for the uplift of any society.

Mr. Modi was speaking at the first mass marriage ceremony of Akhil Gujarat Thakor Samaj at Visalpur near here. He blessed 168 newly married couples, including 44 orphan daughters. He handed bonds as a token to two girls.

He said that Government has doubled the ‘Kunwarba Mameru’ scheme from Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000 per couple to discourage dowry system.

Prominent among those present at the ceremony included Gujarat Thakor Vikas Board Chairman Punjaji Thakor, State Planning Board Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, MP Natuji Thakor, former Ahmedabad Mayor Kanaji Thakor, MLAs Babubhai Jamnadas Patel and Bhavsinhj.

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.