New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee extended his greetings to women on Saturday on the eve of International Women's Day.
"The celebration is an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to the security and welfare of women," Mukherjee said in a statement.
He said that despite numerous legislation enacted to safeguard women, there is much to be done.
"Legislation alone cannot emancipate our women. There is a need for a fundamental re-setting of our mental and moral make-up as well as social conduct," he said.
"Let us ensure that honour and respect is accorded to women at all times," the president added.