MJ Akbar: Women should be given oppurtunity to build new India

SHILLONG, Sep 18: The Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar on Tuesday said that women should be given oppurtunity to build a new India.

Akbar was speaking at the Swachhta Hi Seva 2018 programme organised at the Mawklot village in Upper Shillong on Tuesday.

The Minister of State for External Affairs later tweeted, “Message that women’s economic emancipation is at heart of transformation to New India met with cheers at public gathering in Mawklot village in Meghalaya.”

Akbar stated that under the Mudra Scheme launched by the NDA government 78 to 80 per cent who are benefitting from it are women.

Urging that women should be given an oppurtunity to be economically independent he said, “If women folks are given assistance, we do it for the benefit of the future generations.”

Akbar also pointed out that under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) eight crore Indian women have benefitted from it.

Praising, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Minister of State for External Affairs reminded the gathering that in a week’s time the centre will launch the National Health Insurance Scheme for the benefit of the poor people of the country.

He pointed out that the health insurance scheme of upto Rs 5 lakh will ease the burden from the shoulder of the poor during the time of illness.

The junior minister also said that the swachh bharat mission’s objective should not end here but be inculcated in a person’s everyday life.

He also tweeted, “PM Modi’s dream of Swachch Bharat becoming reality. Took pledge along with 1000 villagers at Mawklot in beautiful Meghalaya this afternoon.”

Others who spoke at the function were state Urban Affairs minister Hamletson Dohling, Meghalaya PHE minister Samlin Malngiang, East Khasi Hills district deputy commissioner, Peter S Dkhar.

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