KOTA: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today asserted that girls are society's pride and asked parents not to marry off their daughters hurriedly until they become independent.
"Girls are our pride and don't let anyone to trade with our pride. Don't gift any sort of dowry for their marriages.
Educate them well and make them independent," Raje said at a mass wedding ceremony of Rajput community in her home constituency Jhalawar.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister inaugurated a Centre for Excellence for cultivating advanced varieties of lemon in the district developed in a joint venture by the state government and Israel government.
Raje said that her government is committed to develop a "hi-tech global Rajasthan" for the overall progress and development of the state.
Asking farmers to acquaint themselves with technology and avail its benefits, Raje said the research on agriculture going on in universities and laboratories should reach to the agrarian society.
Appreciating the agriculture and farming techniques being followed in Israel, Raje said the farmers in the state would be able to produce maximum amount of crop with minimum usage of water.