Reportedly Prime Minister narendra modi yesterday urged people to celebrate the girl child this diwali while inaugurating a dussehra function at Delhi’s Dwarka. The Prime Minister said in his address “Lakshmi in our house. In Mann ki Baat, I had said lakshmi is in house, our area… our daughters are manifestations of Lakshmi”.
He said “On this Diwali, all daughters should be worshiped and respected… Continuing with spirit of Navratra, let us work towards furthering empowerment and dignity of women,” added the Prime Minister, who has adopted “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save the girl child, educate her) as one of the key programs of his government. PM modi said “Our festivals are educational and we can change us when required because in our society, we have people fighting against evil”. It is also important to “fight evil within ourselves”.
Moreover Congress chief sonia gandhi said the day underlines that arrogance and injustice, even by the most powerful, is ultimately defeated. Sonia said “After days of fasting and worship, the festivities of dussehra signify the victory of truth over untruth, virtue over vice and good over evil and give us the message of goodness, modesty, moderation and the holy and unassailable position of women’.