Empower women through education and bring about a positive impact on future: President
Pranab Mukherjee, President of India said that empowering the women through education will have the positive impact on the future generations.
"It is important that young women particularly those belonging to marginal sections gain increased access to the portals of colleges and universities. Women's empowerment through education will have a positive impact on our future generation. It is rightly said that if we educate a man, we educate an individual but if we educate a women, we educate an entire family." Mukherjee said.
Mukherjee was addressing the students of Goa University in the 29th annual convocation ceremony.
He said that value added knowledge and industry oriented studies is very essential for quality education. He also hinted on collaboration of university and industry so that the practical knowledge and vocational education be imparted on students.
"This will instil in the students a sensitivity that will inspire them to search for solutions to vexed socio-economic problems in the environment in which they are living. The onus is on our institutions to produce men and women of substance and character, not merely competent professionals," he said