Dear All,

Education is a universal human right. It empowers human being by helping them to achieve other basic human right.

On the occasion of foundation day of Gujarat Technological University on 16th May, I would like to take this opportunity to contribute for the betterment and empowerment for women education. Every child has a right for equal educational opportunities. History has proven that “If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation”. Educating a woman brings about self-esteem and confidence.

It takes collective effort of the government and society in creating equal opportunities for education, and increasing the enrolment of the girl-child into schools. This in itself reduces poverty. On the long run, an educated woman will actively play a better role in directing her children through life’s journey. When we look at some of the important areas where we can work towards the empowerment of women, education stands as top priority. It is also a pride moment for the celebration of birth century of ‘Sister Nivedita’ “The future of country will be bright when we educate our boys and girls equally without discrimination.”

Those who are interested to support the women education are encouraged to contribute for the noble cause.

Let’s take this chance and contribute towards the girls’ education.

Prof. (Dr.) Navin Sheth
Vice Chancellor