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Women Empowerment: Role Of Education

Education is a milestone of women empowerment because it enables them to respond to challenges, to confront their traditional role and change their life

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Some principals were sceptical about the idea of collaborating with an international board, saying that this will go against the basic philosophy of the board.

 “Countries and Nations which do not respect women have never become great nor will ever be in future” - Swami Vivekananda

With the ongoing multi-faceted process for women empowerment confidently taking over social spaces, there has been a positive influence in the corporate world. Looking back 10 years from now, positions of power for women have increased substantially. As the landscape has changed, I have observed a trend of women with education, ambition and passion taking every industry by storm.

Women have a very in-distinctive position in our economy and are an indispensable part of the society. Yes, education and knowledge empower women. The only way a society or nation can move forward, and aspire to economic growth and development is not just through education- but especially education among the women citizens.

“To awaken the people, it is the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move, the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves.” - Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

Education is a milestone of women empowerment because it enables them to respond to challenges, to confront their traditional role and change their life. 

Education is one of the ways to spread the message of women empowerment.  However rich and humongous our country is no goals or dreams of our citizens will be achieved without effective education. Education not only educates a person but also helps her realize that she is a vital part to the society. Occupational achievement, self-awareness and satisfaction are among the many things that will be ensured by effective use of education. Guidance and counselling also provided through education, helps women select their jobs and build career paths. Education will help women to empower through the knowledge of science and technology to face the challenges of today’s technological age.  It also helps them in garnering information through the computer all over the world. Education not only educates a woman but enables her to take decisions and accept responsibilities at her home and outer world. Education helps a woman to understand her rights to equal treatment like a man in the society of this nation. 

In conclusion, I can say that the number of women in the corporate world has been steadily increasing. Now in the 21st century when women are coming out in each field, empowering them is truly essential. By 2020 India is poised to be a superpower developed country and hence we cannot ignore the importance of women education in reference to women empowerment.

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Ritu Ajbani

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