Posting #SelfiWithDaughter make ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ a mass movement: PM

News Bharati English    28-Jun-2015

New Delhi, June 28: Voicing concern over the decline sex ration in 100 districts of the country, with situation being “more serious” in Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday appealed people to make ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ program a mass movement by posting selfis with daughter on the social media.

In his communication with the people through the ninth edition of “Man ki Baat” Sunday morning Modi cited an example of a sarpanch in Haryana. He said: “In Haryana sarpanch of Bibipur village initiated ‘selfi with daughter’ initiative and posted photo on #SelfiWithDaughter...I urge you all to share selfies with your daughters with #SelfiWithDaughter along with a meaningful tagline encouraging ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’.

The Prime Minister also appealed the people to give benefits of social security schemes to women in the society to make the festival of Rakshabandhan a socially meaningful event.

"In August, we have Raksha Bandhan, we can begin a mass movement to ensure that all women and sisters of our country get all security scheme benefits before Raksha Bandhan," the PM said.

"Whether it is a woman working as a maid in our house, or in our fields or whether it is our own sisters, we can ensure that they avail the social security schemes," he said.

Response to #IncrediableIndia: Sometime in the “Man ki Baat” the Prime Minister has asked people to post photos of tourist interests on #IncrediableIndia. He said that he was overwhelmed with the response to his appeal.

"So many people shared #IncredibleIndia photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. We will continue this. The world must see the glimpses of #IncredibleIndia," he said.

Happy over Yoga Day: Prime Minister Modi also expressed his gratitude over the International Yoga Day celebrations, noting that the event was observed across the world.

"The rays of the sun were welcomed by yoga all over the world on Yoga Day on June 21. On June 21, when I saw glimpses of UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon doing yoga the UN headquarters, I felt very happy. I am also happy that the armed forces joined in the Yoga Day celebrations," he said.

"The world is keen to know more about India: our values, our traditions and our culture," he added.

The Prime Minister also appreciated the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and its efforts in the observance of Yoga Day.

"Our country has an AYUSH department but it never drew much attention. However, on Yoga Day, it was the AYUSH department that led the way," he said.

The success of Yoga Day has another aspect: the world needs good yoga teachers," he added.

Prime Minister emphasised the importance of water conservation, also stressing on the need to plant more trees.

"A lot of people share suggestions for Mann Ki Baat. This time, a majority of people asked me to talk about the monsoon. Every drop of water is important. It is important to conserve every drop of water... Three schemes for urban development were launched: 'waste to wealth' - we need to give importance to this and take things ahead," the Prime Minister said.

"This monsoon season, let us plant as many trees as possible," he added.