New Delhi: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and several leaders extended their greetings. Also Read - Opinion | Dear Women, Don't Accept Freebies on International Women's Day Because It's 2020

President Ram Nath Kovindurged every citizen of this country to reaffirm the pledge to ensure safety and respect for women. He called Women’s Day an occasion to “celebrate the untiring efforts and crucial role of women in building a better society, nation and world.” Also Read - International Women's Day 2020: Tony Kakkar’s Powerful Song ‘Tum Jaisi Ho’ is a Tribute to All Women Out There

In another tweet, he said, ”Let us reaffirm our pledge to ensure safety and respect for women so that they can move forward unhindered according to their wish in the direction of fulfilling their hopes and aspirations”.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also tweeted and said, ”On this important day, let us celebrate the achievements of women in different fields and resolve to build a more gender-equal world.”

Home Minister Amit Shah wrote, ”I bow to the Naari-Shakti who have time and again played a defining role in shaping and nurturing our society. Women have always been the torch bearers of our lives, their selflessness and sacrifices in any role cannot be put in words.”

Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, “I extend my best wishes to all the women. We are working towards women empowerment by the way of the new education policy. Today, ‘Beti Padhao, Beti Bacho’ is reaching newer heights.”

Here’s how others  wished women on this special day:

International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed annually on March 8 to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity and promotes equal rights for women.

According to the United Nations Women, the theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to interact with Nari Shakti Awardees on International Women’s Day at his residence. His Twitter account would be handled by the women achievers on the day.

Happy International Women’s Day 2020!