New Delhi: Lauding ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao‘ campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the government has worked towards improving the environment for women at the workplace. He was speaking at National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Silver Jubilee celebration event where he launched the new version of the NHRC website.Also Read - 'Huge Crowds in Hill Stations Without Wearing Masks a Matter of Concern,' Says PM Modi
He said, “Our govt has worked towards eliminating problems faced by women while working in the night shifts & has provided them adequate security during it.” Also Read - Railways Issues Safety Guidelines For Women Passengers to Prevent Crime Against Them | Details Here
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H further said, “There were questions over daughters’ right to life. A section of society with narrow-minded people considered daughters unwanted and killed them in the womb. Today I can proudly say that with ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ several states have seen a rise in the number of daughters.”
PM Modi comment came at a time when #MeToo campaign has caught on in the country. A lot of women are speaking about the harassment they faced at the workplace. Many prominent names from the entertainment industry and politics are coming under this campaign.
While addressing the gathering, PM Modi said that protecting human rights has been in the Indian tradition. “The NHRC has helped the country to grow. During the emergency, the right to live was snatched by the government, people were arrested who raised their voice against the government, the people fought for their rights and I thank all who stood up against the same,” added PM Modi.
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is an initiative by the Government of India which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22 in the year 2015 to generate awareness with an intent to save the girl child and to addresses the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in India.
The three-day Silver Jubilee celebrations of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will begin today to mark the occasion. The Commission is completing 25 years of its existence with its 26th Foundation Day. On Sunday, NHRC will organize a Human Rights Walk to generate awareness about various aspects of human rights. The NHRC was set up on the 12th October, 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Act, passed by Parliament.