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President of Indias message on the eve of International Womens Day

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The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message issued on the eve of International Womens Day which is observed every year on March 8, has said: - .

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On the occasion of International Womens Day, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to the women of India and thank them for their contributions over the years in the building of our nation. .

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Women have always been given the highest level of respect in our country. Their protection and safety is a sacred duty of society as a whole. We must respect the right of women to equal opportunities and a dignified life. We have a collective responsibility to create an ecosystem that ensures the safety, security and dignity of women in society. .

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On International Womens Day, let us redouble our efforts for achieving gender equity and empowerment of women. Let us strive to enable our women realize their full potential and participate meaningfully in all aspects of our countrys development". .

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First Published: Mon, March 07 2016. 00:20 IST