Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast flagged the pioneering role of Indian women in establishing milestones in the country’s progress. He said that India can reach new heights only if women walk shoulder to shoulder with men. He said that the government through the programme “Beti bachao Beti Padhao” was aimed at harnessing woman power for transformational change.
There were already protests to wipe out social evils of dowry harassment and child marriage. The Republic Day Parade featured an all women contingent of the Border Security Force who wowed spectators with their daring stunts. The all women bikers squad too did a splendid job.He praised Chattisgarh where women were operating e- rickshaws.