New Delhi, Mar 3 : Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ here on Tuesday felicitated women employees working in the Ministry of HRD at an International Women’s Day Celebration programme. He expressed his gratitude to the women officers and other women employees and appreciated them for their hard work and contribution to the education sector. Minister of State for HRD Sanjay Dhotre also graced the occasion.
Mr Pokhriyal said that women make great leaders as they are natural multitaskers. The potential and abilities of the women are undeniable. They can balance both professional and personal life skills in an exceptional manner. He said that a woman has always been portrayed as a power and goddess.
"Our sages believed that where the woman is worshiped and gets due respect, the deity resides there. Underlining the important role of women for nation building and development, Swami Vivekananda has said that a country which does not have respect for women, can never progress," he added. The Minister said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is taking various women-centric policy measures for the empowerment of girls and women through education so that the female work force participation can be enhanced in the country(UNI)