New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings to women on International Women's Day (IWD), saluting the spirit and accomplishments of Nari Shakti (women power).

"Greetings on International Women's Day! We salute the spirit and accomplishments of our Nari Shakti. As I'd said a few days ago, I'm signing off. Through the day, seven women achievers will share their life journeys and perhaps interact with you through my social media accounts," the Prime Minister tweeted.

 

He said India has outstanding women achievers in all parts of the nation. Speaking about the seven women achievers who will share their life journeys through the Prime Minister's social account, Modi said, "These women have done great work in a wide range of sectors. Their struggles and aspirations motivate millions. Let us keep celebrating the achievements of such women and learning from them. #SheInspiresUs."

PM Modi is scheduled to interact with Nari Shakti Awardees on International Women's Day at his residence later in the day. Earlier, the PM had announced that on women's day this year, he will give away his social media accounts to women whose life and work inspires people to help them ignite motivation in millions.

He had said that stories of such women can be shared using #SheInspiresUs.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday extended his wishes on International Women’s Day as he called for reaffirming the pledge to “ensure safety and respect for women”.

“On International Women’s Day greetings and best wishes to women in India and across our planet. This day is an occasion to celebrate the untiring efforts and crucial role of women in building a better society, nation and world,” the President tweeted.

 

“Let us reaffirm our pledge to ensure safety and respect for women, so that they can move forward unhindered according to their wish in the direction of fulfilling their hopes and aspirations,” he wrote.

An official release said that President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the Nari Shakti Puraskar on Sunday at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan.