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Patna Women College students all attentive to 'teacher' Rahul

patna Updated: Feb 02, 2010 21:46 IST

It was a class which no student of Patna Women's College wanted to miss on Tuesday.

Rahul Gandhi's 'pathshala', as a result had full attendance, when the Congress general secretary entered the college hall to begin his over 40-minute-long interaction with the college girls.

Apparently looking for an informal chat with them, Rahul asked the students not to address him as 'sir' but by his name.

The free-flowing discussions touched on topics that varied from education, economics and politics to brain drain.

While excited students bombarded Rahul with their queries, the young leader asked them if they were interested in joining NSUI, the student wing of Congress.

Seeing only a few hands raised, Rahul asked the reason and the students told him that security is a problem and also girls joining politics is not considered good.

He asked them to change their mindset. He exhorted the students to increase awareness about women's education.

Citing the age-old adage that if a man is educated, it is only confined to him while the education of a female makes the whole family educated, Rahul said, "women's participation makes much more impact on any initiative."