Chandigarh, August 2
Celebrating Rakshabandhan amid the Covid pandemic, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today interacted with 650 women from various fields during a webinar ‘Mhari Baat, Mhare Manohar Ke Sath’ here today.
Highlighting the importance of ‘Raksha Bandhan’, the CM said, “The relationship of brother and sister is very special. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I congratulate and extend my best wishes to all.”
He said from times immemorial, women have been given a special place in our society and we should always hold them in high esteem.
The webinar was organised by the Sashakt Yuva Foundation wherein women participated from various fields, including renowned singer Himani Kapoor, Class XII toppers, Vice-Chancellors of various universities, lawyers, doctors and panchayat representatives.
During the webinar, women thanked the CM for giving them an opportunity to directly interact with him and share their views with him. On this occasion, the CM also thanked around 200 women for sending ‘rakhis’ and messages to him.
The CM said ensuring the safety of women and daughters is the topmost priority of the state government and several important steps have been taken in this direction. He said that the state government in its previous tenure and this time also has given special focus on the education and empowerment of women.
“Dedicated efforts have been made to ensure that girls are treated equal to boys. It is a matter of great pride that girls have always outshone boys, be it in education, sports, politics, etc,” he said.
While responding to an issue raised by Pooja Khasa, a B-Pharmacy student regarding bus service especially for girl students in Baroda in Sonepat district, Khattar said, “The concerned officers will be directed to make the necessary transport arrangements immediately. ‘Chhattra Parivahan Suraksha’ has already been implemented in the state for ensuring safety of girl students in public transport.” — TNS
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