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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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April 19, 2021
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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
It is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’: PM Modi
Despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.