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Female foeticide cannot exist in a distinguished state like Haryana: PM Modi

Updated: Nov 01, 2016 19:40 IST

Gurugram [India], Nov. 1 (ANI): Hailing Haryana as a land whose daughters have made India proud on several occasions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asserted that female foeticide cannot exist in such a distinguished state, and called on the people of the state pledge to protect the girl child.

Speaking at the Haryana Swarna Jayanti Utsav celebrations here, the Prime Minister said that even though Haryana is a relatively small state but it has contributed in so many areas.

"It is believed that Haryana has only farmers but see the exemplary success of businessmen from Haryana. People of Haryana have given their lives for the nation by serving in the armed forces. In such a distinguished state, female foeticide cannot exist. Haryana has undertaken an effort to ensure female foeticide doesn't happen," the Prime Minister said.

Expressing his desire about making Haryana an Open Defecation Free state in this golden jubilee year, he further hope that when the process of transformation begins in villages, the development of Haryana will receive an impetus. (ANI)