Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his maiden Independence Day speech at Red Fort, stressed on the sanitation of women and girls. He stated that all the schools should construct separate toilets for girls within a year.
“Every school should build separate toilets for girls in a year so that our girl children do not leave schools”, said Modi from Red Fort.
The Prime Minister added, “I urge all MPs using MPLADS funds, spend your money in building toilets in schools. I also appeal to the corporate sector of our country. Under the Corporate Social Responsibility, whatever you are spending, give priority to building toilets in schools”.
“We are in the 21st century. Have we ever been pained by the fact that even today our mothers and sisters have to defecate in open. Dignity of women…isn’t this is a responsibility of everyone?,” asked Modi.