Women Empowerment Vital To Development, Says PM Modi
Ivanka Trump met PM Modi on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad.
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India-U.S. Relations To Scale New Heights, Says Sushma Swaraj
India and U.S. relations will scale to new heights under the leadership of PM Modi and President Donald Trump, said Sushma Swaraj, India's minister of external affairs.
She said that India shares Donald Trump's deep desire to strengthen the partnership, adding that the country appreciates U.S. for promoting entrepreneurship globally.
Swaraj said that India is a “land of entrepreneurs” and U.S. is a “land of enterprises” so it is appropriate that both countries come together to co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
She added that Ivanka Trump's keen interest has helped shaped the agenda of the event.
PM Modi Says Indian Women Outperform In All Walks Of Life
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he believes women empowerment is vital to the development of an economy.
He said that history has references of remarkably talented Indian women. He said that in Indian mythology, women are seen as an incarnation of Shakti, the goddess of power.
Even now Indian women continue to lead in various walks of life, Modi added.
Our space programme, including the Mars orbital mission has had immense contribution from female scientists. Three out of four oldest high courts in India are now headed by female judges.Prime Minister Narendra Modi
He said that the female participation in the milk industry of India is a global example of how women can lead co-operative movements.
Modi added that the government has tried to ensure female participation in grassroots decision making by reserving one-third representation.
Ensure Women Entrepreneurs Have Access To Capital, Says Ivanka Trump
Invoking the theme of the summit ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, Ivanka Trump congratulated all the women entrepreneurs at the summit for their contribution to the economy.
Women entrepreneurs can usher in a new era of prosperity, she said.
Women face deep obstacles to starting and owning businesses. We must ensure women have access to capital. Worldwide, there is $300 billion credit deficit for women entrepreneurs.Ivanka Trump, Advisor Of U.S. President, Donald Trump
Trump mentioned the U.S. budget’s inclusion of a proposal to establish a nationwide programme for paid family leave, adding, “We are committed to supporting women, and men, who work, inside and outside of the home.”
She added that she is impressed by Modi’s vision that progress is not complete without empowering women.
Just consider if India closes the labour force gender gap by half, the economy can grow by $150 billion in next 3 years.Ivanka Trump, Advisor Of U.S. President, Donald Trump
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The people of India inspire us all. India has a true friend in the White House.Ivanka Trump, Advisor Of U.S. President, Donald Trump