Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday urged individuals to view girls as manifestations of the Goddess and mentioned that this might assist curb crime in opposition to them.
The chief minister was talking to reporters in Gorakhpur after performing ‘Mahanavami pujan’ on the final day of the nine-day pageant of Navratri.
Earlier within the day, he carried out ‘Kanya Pujan’ after washing the ft of younger women. He additionally served lunch to the women and ‘Batuk’ (boys).
Daughters and sisters ought to be accorded goddess-like sanctity, Adityanath mentioned. If girls are seen as manifestations of the Goddess, many incidents of crime occurring in opposition to them might be prevented, he added.
The chief minister additionally appealed to individuals to hitch fingers for ladies’s training, well being and safety.
He additionally praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme, saying it paved the way in which for ladies empowerment.
Adityanath additionally listed varied state authorities schemes just like the ‘Kanya Sumangal Yojana’ that search to “empower women”.
“The scheme ensures a monetary aid of Rs 15,000 in phases for the education of a girl child up to graduation,” he mentioned.
Under the ‘Mukhya Mantri Samuhik Vivah Yojana’, he mentioned, the federal government helps households of poor girls who can’t afford to pay for his or her weddings.
Adityanath additionally prolonged Vijay Dashmi greetings to the individuals and mentioned that the pageant is a reminder to stroll on the trail of “truth, dharma (religion) and nyay (justice)”.
“Even the biggest powers can be defeated by walking on the path of truth, justice and dharma and it certainly ensures victory,” he mentioned.
Adityanath will lead a conventional ‘Shobha Yatra’ on the event of Vijay Dashmi on Friday from the Gorakhnath temple.