PM Modi addresses West Bengal, virtually joins Durga Puja celebrations | India News

NEW DELHI: Top Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nearly joined the graduation of Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal and addressed the folks extending his greetings to all at the greatest pageant celebrated within the jap state.
Invoking Goddess Durga, PM Modi reaffirmed his govt’s irrevocable dedication to ladies’s empowerment alluding to the goddess who’s noticed as a logo of shakti (energy).
“From opening Jan Dhan accounts for 22 crore ladies, giving comfortable loans to them beneath the Mudra Yojana, to launching Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao initiative, granting everlasting fee to ladies within the defense force and increasing maternity go away from 12 to 26 weeks, we now have taken a variety of steps for his or her empowerment,” he informed a meeting at Durga Puja birthday party organised by way of the BJP.
The BJP had made elaborate preparations for reside viewing of the high minister’s digital deal with from the nationwide capital. The deal with used to be reside streamed in no less than 10 puja pandals around the state, together with the only at EZCC in Salt Lake which is being organised by way of the Bengal BJP’s ladies’s wing for the primary time. The deal with used to be additionally streamed in 78,000 polling cubicles of the state’s 294 constituencies, amidst social distancing norms.

Because the PM took section within the graduation of Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata, by the use of video hyperlink, he stated anti-rape rules have been made extra stringent to incorporate loss of life penalty.
“We’re alert in opposition to the safety of ladies,” he stated.
The high minister’s observation got here within the backdrop of a string of incidents of rape and homicide of ladies, together with the Hathras incident that surprised the country and brought on outrage in opposition to the BJP govt in Uttar Pradesh.
The high minister recalled the contributions of reformers from Bengal like Ram Mohun Roy and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, non secular leaders Ramkrishna Paramhans and Swami Vivekananda, cultural massive Rabindranath Tagore, and revolutionaries like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Syama Prasad Mookerjee and Khudiram Bose in shaping India’s nationwide id.
Durga Puja, he stated, used to be the epitome of pluralism and mirrored the collective energy of India.
Meeting polls are most probably in West Bengal round April-Might subsequent yr.
(With inputs from businesses)