International Women’s Day: President Mukherjee urges a fundamental re-setting of mental and moral make- up and social conduct

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Citizen Journalist Lalit Kishore

Extending his warm greetings to the women of India on the eve of International Women’s Day-2015,
President of India, Pranab Mukherjee in his message said, “The celebration of International Women’s Day
is an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to the security and welfare of women. Despite numerous
legislations enacted to safeguard women, there is much that still remains to be done. Legislation alone
cannot emancipate our women. There is a need for a fundamental re-setting of our mental and moral make-
up as well as social conduct.”

While lauding Women’s ‘extraordinary role in shaping the destiny of the nation’ through their
‘invaluable gift of labour and love’ called women the supreme inspiration for men`s onward march,
quoting Tagore.

“Let us on this International Women’s Day apply ourselves to the goal of bettering the lives and
prospects of the women of India. Let us ensure that honour and respect is accorded to women at all
times,” urged the president.

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