President praises Nitish`s pro-development policies

President Pratibha Patil praised the Bihar government for its steps in spreading education and women welfare.

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2011, 19:28 PM IST

Patna: President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday praised the Bihar government for its steps in spreading
education and women welfare.

Efforts of governments should be to enable even the
weaker sections to enjoy the fruits of development, she said
in her address inaugurating the state Legislative Council`s
centenary celebrations here.
Patil expressed the hope that that legislators in the
state will work along with Panchayati Raj institutions.

"Bihar is one of the first states in the country to
have given 50 per cent reservation to women in Panchayati Raj
institutions. I congratulate the Bihar government for this,"
Patil said.
The President said during her last visit to the state
in 2008, she had said the aim should be to give work
opportunities to the women. She said the social structure
should be made in such a way that women live with respect and
pride.

"State governments should run such programmes which
give an impetus to women educations. I am happy that Bihar
government is taking a number of steps to promote women
education. Also even in the selection of teachers, 50 per cent
reservation has been done for women," Patil said.

PTI