Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said, "Tamil Nadu government continues to be inspired by the principles of Amma". "When we empower the women in the family, we empower the entire household".
He said that under NDA-government, devolution of funds from the Centre to Tamil Nadu was significantly higher at ₹1,80,000 crore under 14th Finance Commission. By extending education to women, you are educating the entire household.
A life-size statue of J Jayalalithaa was unveiled at the party headquarters here on her 70th birth anniversary yesterday, which was celebrated by party cadre across Tamilnadu. He launched the scooter scheme at the outset of his visit.
Modi said that a few amendments have been made to the Factory's Act to offer women flexible working environment (including night shifts) in factories.
Underlining the importance of woman in a family and society, he said empowering a woman is empowering a whole family.
The Jan Dhan Yojana has also benefited women in a big way.
Noting that around 9.5 lakh women in Tamil Nadu benefitted out of the Central government's free cooking gas scheme, he said that over Rs 24,000 crore worth of projects are implemented by the central government in Tamil Nadu after BJP came to power at the centre. With the implementation of this policy, women in Tamil Nadu can get 50 per cent discount or Rs 25000 on purchasing two-wheeler vehicle of under 125 cc.
Palaniswami will soon lead a delegation of farmers and leaders from all parties to urge Modi to constitute the Cauvery Management Board within six weeks, as directed by the Supreme Court. One post said the statue looked like the legendary actor K. B. Sundarambal, another said it resembled a former minister, yet another said it surely was modeled after a party senior's wife while many others were convinced it had close resemblance to a prominent freedom fighter from the south. Hailing Modi, Panneerselvam said the Prime Minister was "courageously leading India". Registration of houses under government schemes is being done in the name of women. This Amma two wheeler scheme was proposed in the election manifesto by our Amma.