Asserting that epoch-making changes are taking place with the success of women in all walks of life, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday asked every parent to provide opportunities to their daughters also to explore avenues of growth.
From higher educational institutions to armed forces, from laboratories to playgrounds, daughters are making their mark, he said.
Addressing the nation on the eve of 75th Independence Day, the President also lauded the stellar performances by the country's sportspersons, especially women, in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.
"In the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, our sportspersons have brought laurels to the nation with their stellar performances. India has won the highest number of medals in the 121 years of its participation in the Olympics. Our daughters have achieved world class excellence in playgrounds overcoming many adversities, he said.
Along with sports, epoch-making changes are taking place in the participation and success of women in all walks of life, Kovind said.
"In this success of our daughters, I see a glimpse of a developed India of the future," the President said.
"I urge every parent to learn from the families of such promising daughters and provide opportunities to their daughters also to explore avenues of growth," he said.
Independence Day: VP Naidu Says 'Let's Work Together To Achieve Constitutional Ideals'
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday extended his greetings to the people on the eve of Independence Day, saying they have to work together to achieve the noble constitutional ideals of securing justice, liberty, equality and fraternity for all citizens.
"As we enter the 75th year of independence, we should recall the countless, valiant sacrifices of our founding leaders who won India freedom and resolve to strive towards building the nation of their dreams," he said.
"On this momentous occasion, let us also remember that the progress and well-being of our nation impinge on delivering the benefits of development and ensuring dignity of life to each and every individual in our country. This is the foundational belief behind our civilizational value of 'share and care'," the Vice President said.
Naidu said "we must work together to achieve the noble constitutional ideals of securing for all our citizens - justice, liberty, equality and fraternity".
"On this joyous occasion of Independence Day, let us once again solemnly resolve to dedicate ourselves to rediscovering our inner strengths, to realising the enormous potential of our people, and to give India its rightful place in the comity of nations," he said.