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Bihar govt committed to women empowerment: Nitish

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Kumar today said women were "carving a niche" for themselves by virtue of their talent and their contribution was crucial to the progress of any country or state.

In a statement issued here on the occasion of International Women's Day, Kumar said his government was committed to empower women across all sections of the society.

He also said that "true development" of a state entailed social and economic betterment of women and creation of an environment, where they feel secure.

Kumar has initiated a number of measures aimed at improving the the standard of living for women in the state, including reservations in panchayats and urban local bodies and distribution of bicycles and uniforms to school girls.

The CM has also launched a statewide campaign against dowry and child marriage.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:30 IST