New Delhi: Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal, “Nishank” on Monday virtually launched Lilavati Award-2020: AICTE’s Innovative education programme to empower women.
With women empowerment as the theme, the objective of the award is to create awareness about issues like sanitation, hygiene, health, nutrition, literacy, employment, technology, credit, marketing, innovation, skill development, natural resources and rights among women, said an official statement.
Prof. Rajiv Kumar, Member Secretary, AICTE; Chairman, AICTE Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe; Vice Chairman, AICTE, Prof. M P Poonia, Smt Vasudha Kamath, Member, Draft NEP Committee and other senior officials of the ministry were present on the occasion.
Speaking at the event, the Minister said he was happy to launch Lilavati Award 2020. He emphasised on the necessity to impart quality education to daughters to make them self-reliant, confident and successful. He said that the theme of the award –‘women empowerment’ has always been the top priority of the government.
The Minister informed that the award covers multidisciplinary areas such as women’s health, self-defense, sanitation, literacy, entrepreneurship and legal awareness. He said that the programme will ensure the participation of women and enable them to hold higher positions in educational institutions, the statement said.