Bhopal: Public awareness is necessary for the eradication of Natra-Jhagda practice. Law can also be amended to eradicate this social evil. Gods dwell where women are worshiped, said former Chief Minister and Member of Rajya Sabha Digvijay Singh. He and other ministers of the state government attended the International Women's Day and Natra-Jhagda alleviation programme held in Rajgarh on Sunday.
The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Jaivardhan Singh said that in our country, women have respect and equality status since ancient times. He said that former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi brought glory to India. Many schemes are being run by the government in the interest of women, he added.
The Minister for Public Relations P.C. Sharma said that the government is committed for the progress of women. The film “Thappad” made on women empowerment has been announced tax free in the state. He further mentioned that widespread publicity should be given against Natra-Jhagda social evil. Minister for Energy Priyavrat Singh said that collective efforts are needed to eradicate the stigma of Natra-Jhagda practice from Rajgarh district.
Former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh said that if needed, new law will be enacted for Natra-Jhgda eradication. He mentioned that disrespect towards women causes destruction. Singh said that the development of the district will gain desired speed by the construction of an industrial corridor between Mohanpur-Kundalia.
The Programme was also addressed by MLAs Bapu Singh Tanwar and Govardhan Singh Dangi and former minister Narayan Singh Ambale. Natra-Jhagda Ashray hostel constructed for the victims of Natra-Jhagda social evil was inaugurated by the guests. Women in large number along with villagers and other public representatives were present at the programme.
Ministers Jaivardhan Singh, P.C. Sharma, Priyavrat Singh, MP Digvijaya Singh performed Bhoomi Pujan for various works costing 6.23 crore on the Hoda Mata Mandir premises. These works include renovation of the temple and construction of approach road and community hall.
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