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‘Give women their due’

delhi Updated: Mar 09, 2009 02:38 IST
Aloke Tikku
Aloke Tikku
Hindustan Times
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Women were equal partners in India’s struggle for Independence and they deserve an equal share in the country’s prosperity, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil said on Sunday. She was speaking at a function to celebrate Women’s Day at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The audience was a group of poor women “who had fought adversity and opposition at home” to educate themselves and start working — like Kamlesh from a slum in south Delhi. After marriage she decided that she had to learn how to read and write. Today, she teaches others like her. Lending a voice to such women, Patil said: “Women aren’t weak. It is just that they do not get opportunities.”