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Vice-President appeals to industry leaders to handhold educational institutions & liberally contribute from CSR funds for girls' education

Be aspirational, we now have an ecosystem where you can realise your full potential - VP to girl students

“You are principal participants in marathon race to make a Viksit Bharat@2047”, VP tells students

Girls are defining the growth of India - VP

We are in ‘Amrit Kaal’, it is a time of hope and possibilities - VP

Vice-President addresses the Centenary Celebrations of Indraprastha College for Women today

Posted On: 07 FEB 2024 12:19PM by PIB Delhi

The Vice-President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar today appealed to the corporate and industry leaders to liberally handhold educational institutions of the country, particularly those engaged in education for girls.

 Addressing students at the Centenary Celebrations of Indraprastha College for Women, the Vice-President called for contribution of CSR funds to educational institutions, adding that he would be happy to interact with industry on this point.

 Describing students as the greatest stakeholders in democracy, Shri Dhankhar exhorted the girls present to be aspirational, highlighting that an ecosystem has already been created where they can fully exploits their talent & realise their full potential. “It is time for you to think big, time for you to think the way you want to think”, he added.

VP further noted that as a result of effective governance, women empowerment has enabled our girls to be principal participants in the marathon for Bharat@2047. "You will lead our march impactfully to make Bharat a developed nation. You will take it to the peak among the comity of nations," he added.

 Describing education as the most impactful transformation mechanism, Shri Dhankhar said that education is the change that can bring equality in the society. Stressing the importance of girls' education, he said that "girl education is a revolution, girl education is changing an epoch.

Shri Dhankhar emphasised that ‘Amrit Kaal’ is a time of hope and immense possibilities. “India is already a global economy and favourite destination for investment & opportunities, our growth is unrivalled, the world is looking at us”, he added.

 In his address, the Vice-President also urged students to never have fear of failure.  “Fear of failure is killer of growth, fear of failure is killer of innovation, every failure has to be taken as a stepping stone”, he added.

 Referring to the recent initiatives like ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’,  ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ and distribution of LPG connections, Shri Dhankhar observed, "We have a defining moment in this century. Girls are defining the growth of India!"

The Vice-President also urged the students present to be proud Indians, respect Bharat and believe in the phenomenal rise of the nation. He also insisted upon the need to follow economic nationalism; practise the idea of ‘Swadeshi’ and be ‘Vocal for Local’.

 Prof. Yogesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, Delhi University, Shri Alok B Shriram, Chairperson of the Governing Body, College, faculty members, students and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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