New Delhi, The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, in his message on the eve of International Women’s Day, which is observed every year on March 8, has said: “On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I extend my heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all the women.
Women are an inspiration to our family, society and the nation. They are the essential base of the social structure. In India too, women have made their mark in every sphere of life. With their distinguished role in all walks of life, they have contributed significantly to the progress of the nation.
Nevertheless, much remains to be done to further improve the socio-economic status of women in India. We all have to work relentlessly towards women’s safety, education and independence because only by doing so, we will be able to pave the way for women, especially our daughters, to become more active, capable and empowered.
Let us dedicate this occasion of International Women’s Day to the honour, safety and empowerment of women and resolve that we will support them in changing every tradition & policy that hinders their progress.”