Panaji: While hailing the cosmopolitan culture of Goa, President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday expressed the need to increase the participation of women in the workforce of the state.
Responding to the civic reception hosted in her favour at Raj Bhavan, the President said that women are looked with equality in Goa’s cosmpolitan culture.
“The number of women students in higher education in Goa is more than 60 per cent but there is need to increase participation of women in the workforce of the state,” she said.
Governor P S Sreedhran Pillai, Chief minister Pramod Sawant, Union minister Shripad Naik and others were present on the occasion.
The President said that it is a matter of pride for Goa that the people here have adopted the Uniform Civil Code.
“The common civil code which provides equal rights to women and men of all communities living in Goa is an example of the cosmopolitan culture here,” she said.
The President said that the common civil code is in lines with our contitution and is a good example for the country.
In her speech, the President hailed the initiative of Atmanirbhar Goa mentored by the state government. She said that the concept is appreciated across the country.
The President said that Goa has done well on the front of sustainable development.
During the civic reception, Murmu handed over letters to six tribals under Forest Rights Act which gives them right to their land.
Addressing the gathering, Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai pointed out to the concept of “social freedom” propagated by Mahatma Gandhi. He said that Gandhiji had stressed for social freedom along with the political freedom, which is important for the country.
Pointing out that Gandhiji was working for the people in the villages, the Governor said that he (Gandhi) would have been very happy over appointment of our President to the post.