New Delhi:  The Tetseo Sisters, an all-girl band from the northeast, has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign, saying it was a “good move in the right direction” and they will be happy to contribute in highlighting the need for gender equality.

The Delhi-based band, however, cautioned that the scheme should not become “just a political fad riding on sentiments” and sought its “actual implementation” throughout the country.

The group, which performs traditional folk music of Nagaland’s Chakhesang tribe, folk fusion as well as contemporary western songs, has four Tetseo siblings – Azi, Mercy, Kuvelu and Alune – as its members. Founded in 1994, the band is credited with bringing Naga folk music to a larger audience.

“It (the campaign) is a good move in the right direction. Prioritising education for the girl child is a long due measure. We hope it reaches every corner of the country with actual implementation instead of becoming just a political fad riding on sentiments,” the band told IANS.

“We wholeheartedly support the campaign and hope many people will benefit from it,” said the folk quartet, who have performed across the country and even abroad.

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