Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, has made a strong case for political empowerment of women by providing them adequate reservation in Parliament and state legislatures.
“I would also like to stress on the need for political empowerment of women by providing adequate reservation for them in Parliament and state legislatures,” news agency PTI quoted Naidu as saying.
Speaking at the third convocation ceremony of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on November 11, 2019, Naidu hailed the university’s special admission policy for women and students coming from distant places and those belonging to marginalised sections as a result of which women have come to constitute 51% of the students in the university.
The vice president emphasised that it is now time for India to re-emerge as the global hub of learning. For this to happen, Naidu said that the Indian universities and institutes of higher learning must reorient their methods of teaching and put a sharper focus on research. In Indian civilization, the emphasis has always been on a holistic integrated vision of education. We must bring back this multi-disciplinary approach to learning,” Naidu was quoted as saying.
The vice president urged universities like JNU to raise the bar. He said the objective should be all-round excellence and the ability to lead the global agendas.