Girl Child Day: Introspect why we still need to observe this day: Himachal Governor

Tribune News Service

Shimla, October 11

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar visited Government Senior Secondary School, Portmore, on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child today.

Calling the girl students 'Shakti Swaroop', Arlekar said there was a need to contemplate on why the world still needed to celebrate the day. He said equal rights were given to women in India's tradition. Rather, women taught at the universities of Nalanda and Taxila. However, the discrimination against women started increasing during the medieval period, the Governor stated.

Earlier, Ashit Kumar, Joint Director, Higher Education, welcomed the Governor and said 78,480 girl students were getting education at the senior secondary level in the state. More than 60 per cent students in the higher educational institutions were girls, which reflected the attention being given to the education of girls in the state, he said.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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