Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met and interacted with the recipients of the Nari Shakti Puraskar.
Modi congratulated the award winners for their achievements. He said their work is an inspiration for others and exhorted them to go even further in their respective fields.
Referring to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Modi said that its success is attributable in large measure, to the fact that women have given importance to it.
Mentioning the recently concluded Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, Modi said that this time, it has been the subject of discussion, because of the high standards of cleanliness and sanitation.
He said that the next step in this movement of Swachhta should be the conversion of waste to wealth.
Modi touched upon the issues of tackling malnutrition and vaccinations for children through Mission Indra Dhanush. He said that in both these areas, women have a key role to play in ensuring success.
Maneka Gandhi, Minister for Women and Child Development, was present on the occasion.