To mark International Women's Day, PM Modi on Thursday launched the pan-India expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme. Earlier in the day, the prime minister interacted with beneficiary mothers and girl children in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu.
The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme, which was launched by Modi in 2015 at Panipat in Haryana, currently exists in 161 districts and will be taken to 640 more.
AS IT HAPPENED
02:34 pm: Equality between men and women makes any society go forward and prosper. Let us resolve that there will be the same number of girls taking birth as the number of boys: PM Narendra Modi
A mother-in-law can make a lot of difference. If she says she wants a daughter in the house, then no one will be able to hassle a daughter. We will have to bring in a social revolution: PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/JrKEF6uAZQ— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2018
2:30 pm: With the power of technology the entire nation is connected with Jhunjhunu.
2:29 pm: This mission strives to reduce under-nutrition and low birth weight, bring down anaemia among young children, women and adolescent girls and to reduce the prevalence of stunting among children.