PM seeks social support for Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought support from all sections of society for the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative which focuses on the girl child.

“I still need social support for ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’,” the Prime Minsiter said in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort.

He said one healthy, educated and economically independent woman can pull a family out of poverty.

He also spoke of the bill for extending maternity leave to 26 weeks that the Rajya Sabha passed last week.



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