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3/8/2015

Govtcommittedtobringpositivechangeinlivesofwomen:PMTheHindu

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Govtcommittedtobringpositivechangeinlivesofwomen:PM
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TheHindu

"Ourheadshanginshamewhenwehearofinstancesofcrimeagainstwomen.Wemustwalkshouldertoshouldertoendallformsof
discriminationorinjusticeagainstwomen,"hesaid.

Denouncingtheviolenceagainstwomen,PrimeMinisterNarendraModitodaysaidonestopcentresandmobile
helplineswillbesetupforwomenindistress.
Ourheadshanginshamewhenwehearofinstancesofcrimeagainstwomen.Wemustwalkshouldertoshoulderto
endallformsofdiscriminationorinjusticeagainstwomen,hesaidinamessageontheoccasionofInternational
WomensDay.
Today,werenewourpledgetomakewomenanequalandintegralpartofourdevelopmentjourney.MyGovernment
hasinitiatedseveralmeasuresaimedatbringingaboutapositivechangeinthelivesofwomen.Thatiscentraltoour
visionofIndiasprogressandalifeofdignityandopportunityforallourcitizens,thePrimeMinistersaid.
Seekingthesupportofallintransformingthevisionintoreality,hesaid,TheGovernmentissettinguponestop
centresthatwillprovideassistance,legaladviceandpsychologicalcounsellingtowomenwhofaceviolenceorabuse.
TheGovernmentisalsocommencingamobilehelplinetoenablewomentodial181foraccesstocounsellingand
referralservices.
Throughvariousschemes&initiatives,ourGovernmentremainsfullycommittedtobringingapositivechangeinthe
livesofwomen,thePrimeMinistersaid,whilesalutingtheindomitablecourage&outstandingachievementsof
womenonInternationalWomensDay.
HenotedthattheUnionBudgethadunveiledbroadbasedsocialsecurityschemessuchasthePradhanMantri
SurakshaBimaYojana,PradhanMantriJeevanBimaYojanaandAtalPensionYojanawhichwillbenefitwomenina
bigway.
TheBetiBachao,BetiPadhaoYojanaseekstousherinaparadigmshiftinattitudestowardsthegirlchildandplaces
emphasisoneducatingthegirlchildwhiletheSukanyaSamruddhiYojanawillprovidesupportformarriageand
educationofyoungwomen,hesaid.
Keywords:NarendraModi,BetiBachao,BetiPadhao,Women'sDay

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