Educate women for countrys development

New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Monday laid emphasis on the need for educating women and enabling them to contribute to the country`s growth.

"The education of women and the girl child is a very important tool for this effort, so that they can contribute towards development," she said in her message on international women`s day to be celebrated tomorrow.

President greeted and thanked all women for their continuous effort to form country`s destiny for better future.

"Indian women are playing a crucial role in a number of fields and professions over the years, as our nation progresses on the path of development, and they play an important role in our efforts for inclusive growth.

"On the occasion of International Women`s Day, I extend my warm greetings and felicitations to all the women of India, for their relentless efforts in shaping the destiny of our country," President said.

Every year, International Women`s Day is being celebrated on March 8, to recognise the commitment, dedication and achievements of women.

"I wish the Day all success," she added.