The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, honored and delivered a speech at a women’s conference organized by the Union Tribal Affairs Ministry in Khunti, Jharkhand today (25 May 2023).
Addressing the rally, the president said that being a woman or being born into a tribal society is not a disadvantage. She shared that there are countless inspiring examples of women’s contribution to our country and that women have made invaluable contributions to social reform, politics, economics, education, science and research, business, sports and to military forces and in many other fields. He said that to be successful in any field, it’s very important that they recognize their talent and not judge themselves on the scale of others. He urged women to awaken the infinite power within them.
The President said that the social and economic aspects of women’s empowerment are equally important. He said that the hardworking sisters and daughters of Jharkhand are capable of making significant contributions to the economy of the state and the economic development of the country. He urged them to recognize their talent and move forward with confidence.
The president said that women’s power energizes Jharkhand’s rural economy. Therefore, it is very important to connect more and more women with self-help groups in Jharkhand and provide employment through their skills development. He expressed confidence that through this conference women will become more aware of their rights and the various programs run by the government in their interest.
The President said that the tribal society presents ideal examples in many fields. One of these is the non-prevalence of the dowry system in the tribal society. He pointed out that many people in our society, even well-educated ones, have not been able to give up the dowry system until today.