PM’s and President statement to Media ahead of the Budget Session of the Parliament 2022
English rendering of PM’s statement to Media ahead of the Budget Session of the Parliament 2022
The Budget session is starting today. I welcome all of you and all the respected MPs across the country in this Budget session. There are many opportunities for India in today’s global situation. India’s economic progress, its vaccination campaign and made-in-India vaccines are creating trust in the entire world.
Our debates, issues and discussions with an open mind can become an important opportunity for global impact in this Budget session.
I hope that all respected parliamentarians and political parties will help in taking the country on the path of development by having a good discussion with an open mind.
It is true that sessions and discussions also get affected due to frequent elections. But I would pray to all the respected MPs that elections are in their place, they will continue, but the Budget session is very important because it draws plans for the entire year. As much as we make this Budget session more fruitful with full commitment, the coming year will also be a great opportunity to take it to new economic heights.
There should be an open, thoughtful, sensible discussion with a good purpose. With this expectation, many thanks to all of you!
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Posted On: 31 JAN 2022 1:34PM by PIB Delhi
The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament, here today. The President, in his address, highlighted the various initiatives taken by the Central Government for women empowerment, to provide them new opportunities for employment and equal participation in various fields.
In his address the President said “Women are playing an increasingly important role in providing impetus to rural economy. Banks have extended financial help to the tune of Rupees 65,000 crore to more than 28 lakh Self-Help Groups in 2021-22. This is four times the amount extended in 2014-15. The government has also provided training to thousands of members of the women self-help groups and made them partners as ‘Banking Sakhi’. These women are delivering banking services to rural households at the doorsteps”.
The President stated “Women’s empowerment is one of the top priorities of my government. We are all witness to the success of Ujjwala Yojana. Entrepreneurship and skills of the mothers and sisters of our country have been promoted through the “Mudra” scheme. “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” initiative has yielded many positive results, and there has been an encouraging improvement in the number of girls enrolled in schools. Treating sons and daughters as equals, my government has also introduced a Bill to increase the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 years to 21 years at par with men”.
“The government has made a beginning to liberate the society from the manifestly arbitrary practice of Triple Talaq by making it a criminal offence. Restrictions on Muslim women from performing the Haj only with Mehram have also been removed. While about three crore students from minority communities were provided scholarships prior to 2014, my government has provided scholarships to 4.5 crore such students since 2014. This has led to a significant reduction in the school dropout rate of Muslim girls and an increase in their enrolment”, stated the President.
The President said “A provision has also been made for Gender Inclusion Fund in the National Education Policy to promote learning capability among our daughters. It is a matter of happiness that all the existing 33 Sainik Schools have started admitting girl students. The government has also approved the admission of women cadets in the National Defence Academy. The first batch of women cadets will enter the NDA in June 2022. With the policy decisions and encouragement of my government, the number of women personnel in various police forces has more than doubled as compared to 2014”.