Education can stamp out gender bias: Jupally

Education can stamp out gender bias: Jupally
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Eradication of gender discrimination could be achieved only through the full literacy of women, said the Minister for Heavy Industries Jupally Krishna Rao. He was speaking at the event organised by the women staff of Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS) here on Tuesday as the chief guest on the occasion of International Women’s Day. 

Mahbubnagar: Eradication of gender discrimination could be achieved only through the full literacy of women, said the Minister for Heavy Industries Jupally Krishna Rao. He was speaking at the event organised by the women staff of Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS) here on Tuesday as the chief guest on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

He said the backwardness and suppression of women happening only because of low level of literacy levels among them and expressed concern over the low levels of women literacy in the district. The Minister said it was the responsibility of every individual to work towards the women advancement and advised the people to spend at least one hour a day to teach women to read and write.

“If every individual can take out at least one hour to teach women to read and write, within 2 years we can achieve 100 per cent literacy in the district,” he explained. Referring to the increasing against women, the Minister said these misdeeds were happening because of irresponsible attitude of the parents who were failing to teach the right conduct to their children.

Speaking on this occasion, Mahbubnagar MLA Srinivas Goud said the women reservations in local bodies were not helping the women to grow as independent politicians. “The women leaders are still not able to take independent decisions. It is time that elected representatives in the local bodies must think independently and play an active role to bring comprehensive changes in the society,” he said.

The district Collector T K Sridevi said the discrimination against girls start within the own family. “Parents themselves create difference between the male and female children by giving priority to male child and discriminate the female child. Because of this, there is a growing imbalance in the society between the men and women,” she explained.

She expressed concern about growing number of instances of female infanticide and child marriage in the district. She said every individual must take responsibility to protect the women and eradicate the social evils like Jogini system. Speaking on this occasion, the Zilla Parishad Chairman Bhandari Bhaskar elaborated on the various welfare schemes like Kalyana Laxmi and Shadi Mubarak, which are aimed at welfare of the women.

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