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New Delhi: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Sunday asked people to ensure that in the run-up to the Raksha Bandhan festival, women get benefits of social security schemes launched by the government.narendra-modi_505_051214102741
“In August, we have Raksha Bandhan, we can begin a mass movement to ensure that all women and sisters of our country get all security scheme benefits before Raksha Bandhan,” the prime minister said in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address.

“Whether it is a woman working as a maid in our house, or in our fields, or whether they are our own sisters, we can ensure that they avail the social security schemes,” he said.

Rakshan Bandhan is an Indian festival which celebrates the brother-sister bond. As a symbol of that bond, a sister ties a coloured thread on her brother’s wrist, and he pledges to help and protect her in times of her need.(IANS)

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WIFT has been established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood.

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Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be honoured with the inaugural Meryl Streep Award for Excellence at the first Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India Awards.

The Miss World 1994, will receive the award on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency here, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

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WIFT India said that Aishwarya will receive the award for showcasing a ‘distinction in her craft and for expanding the role of women within the entertainment industry.’

Apart from Aishwarya, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar will receive the Wyler Award for Excellence in Direction, and “Dhadak” star Janhvi Kapoor will receive the WIFT Emerald Award.

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“The Wyler Award is so surreal for me as I grew up in Bombay (Mumbai), got a video player in the eighties and one of the first films I ever saw on it was Ben-Hur,” Akhtar said.

WIFT has been established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood. (IANS)