Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today interacted virtually with girl students on the occasion of International Women's Day. Select Girl students from classes 6th to 12th from various schools across the country participated and shared their views on women empowerment and their role in nation building. Smt. Anita Karwal Secretary School Education and Literacy and Senior officials of the Ministry were present on the occasion.Gargi from KV dehradun, Aradhana Baruah, from Gurukul Grammar School, Guwahati, Dhruva Patel from JNV Mehsana, Nakia Malak from Holy Hearts Educational Academy, Raipur, Arya Manoj, from KV 2 Naval Base Kochi and Padma Angmo from JNV Leh, shared their aim in life, their vision for the country and the way in which they would contribute to the development of our country.Addressing the girl students, Shri Pokhriyal said that, “If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.
Education is an integral part of every individual’s life & when girls are educated, countries get empowered.He further asserted that students should be the Brand ambassadors of the National Education Policy 2020. NEP will empower the women and enable them to lead from the front, he added.On the occasion, Shri Pokhriyal also declared Padma Angmo from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Leh as the 'Khushiyon ki Brand Ambassador'. Appreciating the girl students for expressing their dreams and aspiration of serving the country, the Minister said India’s young minds are ready to take on the world & make it a better place through their hardwork & dedication. He further asserted that the youth of today is the future of tomorrow.Union Minister acknowledged and appreciated all the young girls for aspiring to become Atmanirbhar. He expressed confidence in them that these young girls will take country to new heights. On the occasion today, 3 Graphic Novels developed by schools affiliated to CBSE were also released by the Union Minister of Education. These novels are based on the NCERT curriculum from classes 3 to 12 and have been prepared to promote 21st century skills among students.