In a bid to promote women empowerment, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday urged the nation to “gift a skill” to sisters on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan to make women self-reliant, saying that with changing times, our understanding of “protecting” a sister should also be re-imagined.
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) August 24, 2018
“To protect a sister is to equip her to become economically self-reliant, to unshackle her from a cycle of dependency that is often her biological destiny, to gift her a skill that will see her through life’s challenge,” the union skill development minister said in a video released on his social media accounts.
Apart from materialistic gifts which our high on emotive value let us also #GiftASkill to our sisters & protect them for life. This #RakshaBandhan #OPaL appeals everyone to take initiative & enable women around them with skills and contribute to women led development in #NewIndia pic.twitter.com/9nfqsSkNVk
— OPaL (@OpalIndiaIn) August 25, 2018
“Gift a skill to your sister this year instead of gifting her material things, which though high on emotive value, does little to empower her well-being. Pay her fees for enrolment in a skills’ programme. Take her to a skill-counselling centre.
— Skill India (@MSDESkillIndia) August 24, 2018
Today, there are many avenues in both the private and government sectors- encourage her to explore these and discover her passion ensuring that she leads a life of dignity. Embark on a mission of responsibility today that this should hold true not only for the sisters in your family but also for that sister who is your domestic help, who is your driver’s wife, who sells you vegetables, her daughters, who may not be as privileged as us. Give them the gift of knowledge, of hope, of possibilities,” Pradhan said.
@LifesciencesSSC is committed to empower youth and #GiftASkill. A recent interaction was held with Students in Monga, Punjab to give more information on Skilled workforce opportunities in Life sciences sector @dpradhanbjp @MSDESkillIndia @NSDCINDIA @SkillReporter pic.twitter.com/alee5HlMem
— LifeSciencesSSC (@LifesciencesSSC) August 25, 2018
The union skill development minister also appealed to spread the initiative through social media and otherwise.