New Delhi, August 15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mentioned the federal government was deliberating on what ought to be the minimal age of marriage for girls and had arrange a committee to look into the matter.
Addressing the nation on India’s 74th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Modi lined a variety of points associated to girls, together with their function within the armed forces, financial empowerment, the trouble to recruit them within the NCC and the federal government’s scheme to supply sanitary napkins at Re 1.
“We have set up a committee to deliberate on the minimum age for marriage of our daughters. We will take appropriate decisions after the committee submits its report,” he mentioned.
The minimal age of marriage for girls is 18 years and 21 for males.
Discussing the function of ladies within the forces, the Prime Minister mentioned India was among the many international locations of the world the place girls had been concerned in fight roles within the Navy and the Air Force.
He added that ladies might comprise one-third of the one lakh new NCC cadets who can be given particular coaching.
“We are expanding NCC in border areas; special training will be provided to about one lakh new NCC cadets, of which we will try that one-third of them are our daughters,” he mentioned.
On the financial empowerment of ladies, Prime Minister Modi mentioned 22 crores of the 40 crores Jan Dhan accounts had been of ladies and about Rs 30,000 crore had been deposited of their accounts throughout the pandemic.
“Of the Mudra loans worth Rs 25 crore, 70 per cent of them have been taken by our mothers and sisters. Under the Pradhan Matri Awaas Yojna, most registrations are under the name of women,” he added.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra scheme, the Prime Minister mentioned the federal government had began gifting away sanitary napkins at Re 1 to empower girls and likewise to maintain their well being in verify.
“In 6,000 Jan Aushadi Kendras, more than five crore sanitary napkins have been provided to women in a short period of time,” he mentioned.
Modi additionally mentioned his authorities was decided to supply equal employment alternatives to girls.
“Whenever women have been given an opportunity, they have made India proud and strengthened the country. Today, the nation is determined to provide equal opportunities for self-employment and employment to them,” Modi mentioned.
“Today, women are working in underground coal mines as well as touching the sky while flying fighter planes,” he famous. PTI