More than 22 schools participated in a seminar on education and women empowerment conducted at Anees's School this Saturday.
Kiran Bedi, first woman IPS, and Paramjit Kaur Landran, member of women commission, were the guests of honour. The programme began after they lit the ceremonial lamp. She said, "Women's education is important because an educated woman can change not only the destiny of the family, but the whole society."
She added, "For the nation to be a super power, women will have to step forward in politics, economics and other social sectors." School chairman Aneet Goyal announced scholarships for 20 girls from the economically weaker section and also took responsibility of educating 10 students of Bedi's NGO, Nav Jyoti.
Inaugurates scholarship mela
Kiran Bedi inaugurated a scholarship mela at Aryans Group of Colleges campus, near Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Nearly 3,000 students participated in the event. Bedi said, "I and Aryans Group have made an attempt to enable students realise their dream of pursuing higher education, especially those who are needy but deserve to study further, through scholarships."
She added that the scholarships were awarded to students identified by her from various parts of the country, including Bihar, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh and others. She wished luck to the students who received scholarship letters.