Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Girl edu in focus on Savitribai's birth anniv.

To focus attention on educating the girl child, the state education department has asked schools to celebrate the birth anniversary of social reformer Savitribai Phule, with a series of activities commemorating her work, until January 26.
According to a government resolution, schools have been asked to implement the `Lek Shikva Lek Vaachva' (educate the daughter, save the girl) programme, in keeping with the work done by Savitribai, wife of social reformer Jyotiba Phule, for women empowerment.
Some schools have been highlighting the work of famous women across various fields. “We wanted to tell the children about women at the forefront in various walks of life so that girls are motivated to be ambitious and make a name for themselves,“ said Veena Donwalkar, principal, Chattrapati Shivaji Vidyalaya in Dharavi.

Source::: Jan 06 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai), page 13,

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