more-inGovernor Banwarilal Purohit and his wife Pushpa Devi Purohit on Thursday honoured over 120 elderly women, calling them Mothers of India. Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal, who heaped praises on the Governor, said Mr. Purohit was like a bridge between the government and the people. But today, mothers who have weathered many storms are here,” he said. Social Welfare Minister V. Saroja said the State government had done a lot for women’s welfare including provision of gold for thali for marriages. Under the noon meal scheme, 53 lakh children were covered, and 34 lakh children and mothers-to-be under the ICDS.
Source: The Hindu March 08, 2018 20:03 UTC