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NEP-2020 has potential to empower women in society, says Education Minister

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has said that  National Education Policy (NEP) -2020 has a potential to empower women in society. He said, women enrolment has increased in IITs and NITs. Dr Nishank was addressing a Webinar on Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world, organized on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

He highlighted the importance of women leaderships during Covid 19 pandemic by stating that the best role played by anyone in pandemic is none other than the Mothers. He further added that women are performing exceedingly well in science, technology, research, literature and social services showcasing highest quality of leadership potential.

Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre mentioned that the ‘Gender-Inclusion Fund’ in the National Education Policy 2020 will be constituted to build the nation’s capacity to provide equitable quality education for all girls. He said that the celebration of the contributions made by Women and girls should not be restricted to just one day. 

 

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