Narendra Modi celebrates Raksha Bandhan(Video)
Gandhinagar, 2 August 2012
Even as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today sent his greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Rakshabandhan, women hailing from all cross-section of society lined up at his residence at the Ministerial Enclave here to tie ‘Rakhis’ as a symbol of talisman on his wrist. Prominent among them were Minister Anandiben Patel and Brahmakumari sisters.
Reiterating his government’s resolve to protect the safety of the common man and women, he said the state has undertaken a number of steps for women’s empowerment, such as Chiranjivi Yojna for expecting mothers and 108 Ambulance for Emergency Service taking about 30,000 of them to maternity centres, Kanya Kelavni Yojna to ensure cent percent enrollment of girls in schools and reduce school dropout rate from 41 to 2 per cent and free bus travel for girl students.
Mr. Modi asked women, parents and society in large to be alert against canards being spread about missing children to incite women. He said that his government is also alive to the situation and has restored 90 per cent of missing children back to their parents. About 400 to 500 children were missing during the last five years. The state police are in constant touch with its counterpart in other states.
Referring to misleading advertisements promising residential units for women, Mr. Modi described them as pre-poll gimmicks ‘one-to-three’. He asked such parties to implement such schemes in the states where the party is in power.
A large number of women tied Rakhis on the hands of NSG jawans also.
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