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Education must stress gender equity, social equity and self-discovery: Vice President Naidu
Addressing the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Andhra Vidyalaya College of Arts, Science & Commerce in Hyderabad, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu stressed the 'need to focus on gender equality and safety of women through gender sensitization; as well as the 'need to encourage more and more young women to avail opportunities of higher education,' sated an official release.

He was of the view that education must lead to self discovery, enlightenment and awakening of an individual.

He added that in India, demographics was a game changer in economic development and can transform the pace and pattern of economic growth and  investing in people through healthcare, quality education, jobs and skills helps build human capital.

Though India has made considerable gains in human development, it still grapples from challenges of illiteracy, big barriers to secondary schooling, low-quality public services, and gender discrimination and we needed to pursue a more aggressive education plan, exploiting the new technology opportunities, he further articulated.

He urged the institution to do everything in its power to encourage more and more young women to avail opportunities of higher education; and advised to pay attention to equity in access to education for women and girls; Scheduled Castes and Tribes; differently-abled and minority groups.

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