Source: The Hindu Daily News Analysis || 16th November 2022 || UPSC Current Affairs || Mains & Prelims ’23, Shankar IAS Academy
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Flagging off the implementation of the PESA Act 1996 — that gives special power to gram sabhas in the scheduled areas — in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday [15 November 2022], President Droupadi Murmu said that the development of the tribal communities and national development, were closely linked.
The President was addressing a Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas programme in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol district.
Hailing the efforts of the State government and the Centre towards the development of the tribals, she said, “National development and the development of tribal communities are linked to each other.”
Source: The Hindu , 16th November 2022
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The President said that the high respect given to the women in the Naga society is demonstrated through the fact that the literacy rate among women in the state is higher than the national average, and Nagaland is considered the safest place for women in the country.
While lauding the state for recently electing its first woman to the lone Rajya Sabha seat, President Murmu urged women of Nagaland to come forward and get more involved in public life.
“If women are empowered, there is more development in society. Women lead with empathy, with care and they will give a new dimension to the development journey of Nagaland,” she said. […]
Source: “President Murmu in Nagaland on 2-day visit, urges more women to enter public life”, Hindustan Times, 2 November 2022
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