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‘We must respect right of women to equal opportunities’: Prez

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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has said it is the nation’s collective responsibility to create an ecosystem, which ensures safety, security and dignity of women in the society.

“On the occasion of International Women’s 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,” President Mukherjee said in his message on the eve of International Women’s Day.

The President said that 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,” President Mukherjee said.

“On International Women’s 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 country’s development,” he added. (ANI)

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