In 1977, the United Nations formally declared 8 March as International Women’s Day. Since then, this present day has been noticed yearly to recognise the social, financial, cultural, and political achievements of girls throughout the globe.
Taking pleasure within the accomplishments of Indian ladies throughout the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised their “indomitable” spirit, as he greeted the nation on International Women’s Day on Monday.
In a congratulatory tweet, Prime Minister Modi used the #NariShakti hashtag, which implies ladies’s energy.
Quite a lot of netizens began reacting to his message of their personal approach.
Some praised his authorities’s numerous schemes for empowering ladies. However, some opted to react by criticising him for taking on state chief Mamata Banerjee within the upcoming West Bengal polls in public rallies.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind additionally prolonged needs on this big day, saying there’s a want “to promote gender justice and eliminate inequality”.
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh too appreciated the position of girls in strengthening the foundations of the nation.
Other Indian leaders joined the refrain of reward on International Women’s Day, together with Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Assam state chief Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy, and Manipur state chief N Biren Singh.
Iconic Railway Stations in India Lit Up in Pink to Mark International Women’s Day
On the event of International Women’s Day, railway stations in Uttar Pradesh’s capital, Lucknow, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station in Mumbai (Maharashtra) have been illuminated with pink lights.
While the Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow is taken into account architecturally essentially the most lovely railway station within the nation, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station in Mumbai often known as the Victoria Terminus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.