Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Empowering Women??

It is unfortunate that even over 60 years of Independence, we still require enactment of law to provide a space for our women. Reservations are generally made for the minorities lagging behind the main stream. But women should not be treated as minorities in India at least in terms of number. The irony of fate is that women are the most neglected and thus the largest minority in our country.

Time and again, it has been proved that with equal opportunity in a level-playing field, women can excel as best as men can. No other alternative is as good as education. It is the only medium for a better life, for a better tomorrow.

The prime impediment of all the social evils is illiteracy. Education for all is to be ensured to avoid nipping in bud of the girl child, laxity in women education and undermining equal status to women. The only elixir to empower women is education and education only.

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