We must strive for a world based on gender equality and justice: Mukherjee
On the occasion of International Women's Day (IWD), being observed today, March 8, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, in his message, stated: 'Women are always a source of inspiration for the family, society and the nation. In India, women have been in the forefront of every progressive movement, making their mark in each and every walk of life and taking part in the forward march of the nation in a major way.'
Greeting the women of India
for their monumental role in shaping the destiny of the nation, Mukherjee added that IWD was an opportunity to dedicate ourselves to ensure the safety and security of women. “We must strive for a world
based on gender equality and justice. Women must be given their due and treated with respect and dignity,” he added.
On IWD-2013, Mukherjee wished the women of India health, happiness, safety, success and continued progress as well as prosperity in the years ahead. “It is our duty to empower the girl child with value based education so that the family, society and ultimately the nation is empowered,” he reminded the nation.