Modi’s vision marked historic change towards girl-power in India: Darakhshan

JU celebrates National Girl Child Day

JAMMU: Chairperson J&K Waqf Board, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision and programmes have marked a historic change of mindset towards girl-power in India.

She was speaking at a function in Jammu University, which was presided over by JU Vice-Chancellor Prof Umesh Rai.

"Since 2014, Prime Minister Modiji's vision of women empowerment has transformed India. Beginning with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme, the Government has taken historic steps to not only empower women but also create an atmosphere in the country very conducive to the emergence of girl power in all fields of life," said Dr Andrabi.

She said that during this period, male-female ratio in births had come to equal ratio throughout the country. Dr Andrabi said many welfare schemes and laws have been adopted which have helped the girl-power to become equal force in the growth story of India.

"In J&K, for the first time, the present Government has adopted all women related Central schemes and also initiated many programmes at the UT level too. Minority women have got special initiatives from Modi led Government in India", said added.

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi hailed the university for the initiatives to encourage girl power in different faculties and departments.

In his address, Vice Chancellor Prof Umesh Rai said that the University is committed to ensure women friendly environment within the Campuses. He hailed the girl power of the university for making the institution a proud place for teaching and research.

Head of the Home Science Department of JU, Prof Samridhi Arora; Dr Ranjit Kalra & other faculty members, Prof Neeru Sharma, Prof Shashi Manhas and Prof Sarika Manhas also participated in the deliberations.



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