Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament will be marked as social justice session in history following the passage of the bill giving Constitutional status to OBC Commission and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha.
Addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting this morning, Mr. Modi said the social justice fortnight will be observed from 15th to 30th of this month.
He said Yatras will be organised during the fortnight and people will be informed about the work done by the NDA government for the welfare of poor and marginalised sections of the society.
Briefing reporters, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar quoted Mr. Modi as saying that the country will also observe Social Justice Week every year from 1st to 9th August.
The Prime Minister was felicitated on the occasion.
The BJP Parliamentary Party also passed a resolution lauding the government over the passage of the Bill conferring Constitutional status to OBC Commission and passage of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha.