Nation is always empowered by its women: PM

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a nation is always empowered by its women.

“Nation is always empowered by its women. It is she who nurtures a citizen as a mother. These empowered citizens eventually make an empowered country,” Modi said, addressing the National Women Legislators Conference in the central hall of Parliament.

Women representatives from both the houses of parliament, state legislative assemblies and councils attended the two-day conference that concluded on Sunday.

The prime minister said the country must think beyond “women development,” and move towards “women-led development.”

The prime minister said multitasking, considered to be a very important element of modern day management, comes naturally to women.

Congratulating Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for her leadership and vision to organise the conference, the prime minister said in addition to the structured component of such events, experiences shared informally among delegates are also extremely enriching.

“Women have higher success ratio despite the fewer opportunities they get in comparison to men. Women need to recognise themselves and their strength and feel confident about it,” Modi said.

“You will recognise your strength only when you encounter a challenge. So, our women must use the challenges they face to empower themselves,” he added.

“Women are better in adopting technologies than men. They are specially gifted by god in this aspect,” Modi said.

The prime minister urged the women legislators to engage with their constituents using technology. He described his own experience in this regard, and spoke of the enriching thoughts and views he has been receiving through the MyGov platform and Narendra Modi App.

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