Bhopal : President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday said that making women economically independent is an effective way of empowering them.
“Economic self-reliance is an effective means of empowering women. Economic and social self-reliance complement each other. Self-Help Groups can contribute effectively to make women self-reliant,” the president said.
Noted tribal artists Bhuri Bai and Durga Bai as well as Dr Leela Joshi of Ratlam who is “working like Mother Teresa” are from the state, and they can be role models for other women, she said.
Literacy among women was increasing in rural areas which was good news, the president said.
Our sisters and daughters are moving towards earning their own livelihood and achieving economic self-reliance. This is resulting in improvement in the living standards of rural families,” she said.