India today is witnessing a great change and development is fast reaching neglected people of India, said S Phangnon Konyak, first-ever woman Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from Nagaland.
"The development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is fast reaching the neglected people of the country and especially women. Today, India is witnessing a great change and it is because of the Prime Minister's inclusive development programme, 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas,'' the MP said.
She was speaking at a function to felicitate Safeina Joseph, president of Naari Shakti Women Welfare Charitable Trust, Belgaum in Karnataka, for her outstanding service in the Nation Building at the Constitution Club of India, here on Sunday.
The function was organised to acknowledge and felicitate Self Help Groups (SHGs) from different parts of Karnataka. Others present included Rachhna R Kalra, Delhi Pradesh Adhyaksh, Bharat Tibbet Sahyog Manch, Deepti Rawat, national general secretary, BJP Mahila Morcha.
There are many SHGs across the nation, which selflessly help citizens beyond the barriers of caste, religion or gender identity, with the purpose of contributing towards the growth and development of our country, Phangnon said.
"Today, India is witnessing its golden period, under the able guidance of our truly nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been applauded across the globe for being a great visionary leader. He is always very appreciative of these selfless activities by such Groups and is always there to boost their morale. India will soon celebrate its 75th year of independence.
"Naari Shakti Women Welfare Charitable Trust has felicitated artisans from across the country earlier. This felicitation was to set an example to appreciate these organisations, and motivate more people to contribute towards women empowerment.
"Naari Shakti Women Welfare Charitable Trust supports needy people going through difficult times. It also ensures that vulnerable people, including children and adults, are safeguarded. It also helps to improve people's lives and works closely with health workers. There are more than 30 women as its active members. Naari Shakti also provided necessary items needed for survival during the pandemic," she added.