CM embarks on Beti Bachao Jagriti Yatra from Datia
Datia turns daughter-centric, masses come on roads
Bhopal, October 5, 2011 (Muslim Saleem): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that nation and state will progress only when sons and daughters are brought up on equal par and without any discrimination. He said that several schemes are being run in Madhya Pradesh for the welfare of daughters and women and more schemes will be chalked out for their uplfitment. The Chief Minister said that every religion’s scriptures talk about equality of men and women and declare embryo killing a sin. The Chief Minister was addressing people at the launch of Beti Bachao Jagriti Abhiyan at Datia today. A massive gathering had turned up on the occasion. Health Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister of State for Woman and Child Development Mrs. Ranjana Baghel and other people’s representatives were also present. Entire Datia city had become daughter-centric.
Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan said that it has been said in the Vedas that Devtas dwells in houses where women are respected. Similarly, men and women have been described as complementary to each other and discrimination between sons and daughters has been forbidden by Allah. Embryo killing has been described as a sin in Bible. He said that nature will survive when both sons and daughters take birth. This social mass campaign has been launched with a view to revive the good thoughts about women which were on the wane in society. Appealing to all political parties, religious heads, social organisations and individuals, he asserted that this will be turned into a national campaign.
The Chief Minister said that women have been described in our scriptures as a form of Devis. Even today, Laxmi is worshipped in our country for wealth, Saraswati for wisdom and Durga for power. Besides, name of our country is Bharat Mata. Thus, women have always been described as important here. He said that presently women are discharging their duties successfully on various important posts.
He also cited example of several women. The Chief Minister said that women are not inferior to men in any respect. He said that women always remain devoted to their families in the form of daughter, mother, sister and wife. He also gave information about steps taken for women’s empowerment in the state. He said that all possible efforts will be undertaken for women’s all round development. He also administered an oath to people to save daughters.