president calls for introspection on new year eve
New Delhi, Dec 31: Departing from his customary New Year eve greetings message, the President Pranab Mukherjee today in his message to the nation called for introspection in order to improve the security and welfare of women in India.
The message reads: “We mark the advent of the New Year under a pall of gloom, as the nation mourns the tragic loss of a brave young girl, who became the victim of a heinous crime.
“ Let us dedicate 2013 to improving the security and welfare of women in our country. Let us use this moment to introspect and earnestly seek ways in which we can address the mindset which lies at the root of such incidents in order that we may achieve dignity and equality for women in our country”, the message concludes.