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President inaugurates silver jubilee celebration of ‘Kudumbashree’ and launches ‘Unnathi’ in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram: President Droupadi Murmu attended a civic reception hosted in her honour by the Government of Kerala here on Friday. On the occasion, the President inaugurated the silver jubilee celebration of ‘Kudumbashree’ – one of the largest women’s self-help networks in the world. She launched ‘Unnathi’ – an umbrella programme to create opportunities for employment among the youth belonging to SC and ST communities. She also witnessed the release of technical, engineering and diploma books translated into Malayalam.

Addressing the gathering, the President said Kerala is one of the most attractive tourist destinations and a major hub of health resorts based on nature-cure and Ayurveda. She appreciated the people of Kerala for spreading the glory of India through the highly respected Malayali diaspora. President Murmu also lauded Kerala for its cosmopolitan outlook, religious harmony and achievements in the area of women empowerment. In Kerala, women have been more educated and empowered which reflects in Kerala’s better performance on several Human Development Indices, the President said. She also expressed confidence that the educated and dedicated youth of Kerala would make a huge contribution in making India a developed country during the ‘Amrit-Kaal.

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