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International Women's Day: Narendra Modi tweets with #SheInpiresMe, Rahul Gandhi remembers Rani Laxmibai

As the world celebrated International Women's Day on Thursday, several leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Congress president Rahul Gandhi extended their greetings on social media.

Modi tweeted with the hashtag "she inspires me" as he shared his thoughts about Kunwar Baifor and her noteworthy contribution to the Swachh Bharat drive. He also urged his followers to write about the women who have left an impact on them.

Modi, who also launched the expansion of the coverage of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme in Rajasthan on Thursday, made strong pitches for treating daughters and sons as equal.

Joining the social media trend encouraged by Modi, Sitharaman shared snippets on Rukmini Devi Arundale, Rani Mangammal, and Rani Velu Nachiyar. She also wished Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on her birthday, adding that it was a coincidence that it was on the same day as Women's Day.

Rahul Gandhi, who is in Singapore as part of his outreach to the Indian diaspora, remembered Rani Laxmibai for being a "symbol of strength and liberation".

NCP chief Sharad Pawar, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee hailed women on the International Women's Day.


BJP national general-secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya wished External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the occasion "on behalf of all Indians". He also shared Swaraj's statement in the Rajya Sabha, in which she urged the members of the House and Indians to take resolution for women's safety.

In a series of tweets, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh said —

"The life of women is filled with sacrifices. If they face hurdles in the process, it is the responsibility of the society to support them," he said in one of his tweets.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Parliament with a proposal to make stalking a non-bailable offence. He said his proposal was for the welfare of the women.

Updated Date: Mar 08, 2018 18:23 PM

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