The Vice President said that the Indian economy was doing well and the country was being respected and recognized the world over. Many foreign companies were keen to invest in India.Referring to the call given by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to ‘Reform, Perform and Transform, he advised the young students to be part of the transformation to build a New India.
The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu has called for empowering women through education and by implementing progressive measures like reservations in Parliament and State Legislatures.Expressing his concern over instances of gender discrimination, Naidu called for curbing it by bringing about attitudinal and behavioral changes in society.Interacting with girl students from Carmel Convent School, Chanakyapuri, at his residence on Thursday, May 29, 2019, the Vice President said that educating a girl was equivalent to educating an entire family, while educating a man was tantamount to educating an individual.Naidu stressed that education was not only for employment but for empowerment and enlightenment. The scheme, ‘Beti Padao, Beti Bachao’ was aimed at empowering the girl child, he added.
Naidu said education must develop ideal and responsible citizens, who are socially conscientious with a national outlook. It was essential for youngsters to know about India’s cultural heritage, traditions, history, the role of national icons and freedom fighters as also the contributions of social reformers.