Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the need to end all forms of discrimination against the girl child. Mr Modi was interacting with over 100 women beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, who called on him in New Delhi yesterday. He exhorted the gathering to work towards ensuring cleanliness in their villages. He said, this would improve the health of the entire village, much the same way as the Ujjwala Yojana had improved the health of their family members.
During the interaction with the Prime Minister, the beneficiaries explained how their lives have improved through the use of LPG cylinders. Mr Modi encouraged them to talk on various aspects of their day-to-day life.
In response to their observations, Mr Modi mentioned the Saubhagya Yojana, which has been launched by the Centre to provide electricity connections to every home.
Appreciating the Prime Minister for the Ujjwala Yojana, some of the beneficiaries also took the opportunity to discuss other specific development challenges. The beneficiaries belonging to various States are in New Delhi for the LPG Panchayat, which was hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan earlier yesterday.