Respecting women is our culture: CM

Published By : Admin | March 7, 2010 | 07:17 IST
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Respecting women is Indian tradition and part of its rich culture, so there is no need for celebrating International Women's Day, said chief minister Narendra Modi at a function to felicitate women working in Anganwadis. Shri Narendra Modi felicitated around 664 women working in Anganwadi with Mata Yashoda Award, give away Mata Yashoda Gauravnidhi to 17 women and awarded sports scholarship to 1276 women in four functions organised in last two days in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and Surat.

In certain western countries International Women's Day is celebrated to create an environment that shows as if women are most respected in their countries only. Moreover, they propagate that women's condition in India and other Asian countries are bad. However, respecting women is our culture. "Gujarat is probably the only state where Anganwadi workers are felicitated," said Shri Narendra Modi.

He said in America, women got voting rights only in 1960, while in India they enjoy this right from the very first day of Indian independence.

In Asian countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan women were and are on the highest posts of the nation, while Americans are still not ready to accept a woman president, he said. "This shows how much we respect women in our country", he said. In India, women have proved their abilities in fields of education, animal husbandry and dairy sectors, still some elements try to defame out nation, he said.

The bill for women's reservation is likely to be passed very soon in the parliament. Moreover, Gujarat has passed the resolution for 50% reservation in the civic election in Gujarat, he said.

The state government provided gas stove and pressure cooker to Anganwadis in the state. The state government has made provision of Rs50 crore for buildings of Anganwadis along with gas stove and pressure cooker.

Anandiben Patel, minister for women and child development, said the state government has announced 640 awards to felicitate women working in Anganwadis.

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October 03, 2022
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PM to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 3650 crore
PM to inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur, whose foundation stone had also been laid by PM
PM to lay foundation stone of project for four laning of National Highway worth over Rs 1690 crore
Project will boost industrial development and tourism in the region
PM to lay foundation stone of Medical Device Park at Nalagarh and inaugurate Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla
PM to participate in Kullu Dussehra celebrations

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Himachal Pradesh on 5th October, 2022 where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 3650 crore. At around 11:30 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur. After that, he will reach Luhnu Ground of Bilaspur at around 12:45 PM, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects and also address a public function. Prime Minister will reach the Dhalpur Ground of Kullu at around 3:15 PM, where he will participate in Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

AIIMS Bilaspur

Prime Minister's vision and commitment to strengthen health services across the country is being showcased again through the inauguration of AIIMS Bilaspur. The Hospital, whose foundational stone was also laid by the Prime Minister in October 2017, is being established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

AIIMS Bilaspur, constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1470 crore, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 specialty & 17 super specialty departments, 18 modular operation theaters, 750 beds with 64 ICU beds. Spread over 247 acres, the hospital is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines like ultrasonography, CT scan, MRI etc, Amrit Pharmacy & Jan Aushadhi Kendra and also a 30 bedded AYUSH block. The Hospital has also set up the Centre for Digital Health to provide health services in the tribal and inaccessible tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. Also, specialist health services will be provided by the hospital through health camps in the inaccessible tribal and high Himalayan regions like Kaza, Saluni, and Keylong. The hospital will admit 100 students for MBBS Course and 60 students for nursing courses every year.

Development projects

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of around 31 km long project for four laning of the National Highway from Pinjore to Nalagarh on NH-105, worth over Rs. 1690 crore. The project road is a major connecting link for the traffic from Ambala, Chandigarh, Panchkula and Solan /Shimla going towards Bilaspur, Mandi and Manali. About 18 km stretch of this four-lane national highway falls under Himachal Pradesh and the remaining portion falls in Haryana. This highway will ensure better transport facilities in Nalagarh-Baddi, the industrial hub of Himachal Pradesh, and will also give a fillip to further industrial development in the region. It will also boost tourism in the state.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Medical Device Park at Nalagarh, which will be built at a cost of about Rs 350 crore. MoUs of more than Rs. 800 crore have already been signed for setting up industries in this Medical Device Park. The project will significantly enhance employment opportunities in the region.

Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla. Costing about Rs 140 crore, the college will help make available trained manpower for hydro power projects, in which Himachal Pradesh is one of the leading states. It will help in upskilling the youth and providing ample job opportunities in the hydro power sector.

Kullu Dussehra

The International Kullu Dussehra Festival will be celebrated from 5th to 11th October 2022 at Dhalpur Ground of Kullu. The Festival is unique in the sense that it is the congregation of more than 300 Deities of the Valley. On the first day of the Festival, the Deities in their well decorated palanquins pay their obeisance at the temple of the Chief Deity Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and then proceed to the Dhalpur Ground. Prime Minister will witness this divine Rath Yatra and the grand assembly of the Deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations. It will be the first time ever that the Prime Minister of the country is participating in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.