Ludhiana: Deputy commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and municipal councilor Mamta Ashu said the quality of education is a key to empower the women in the state. Presiding over an event organized to celebrate International Women’s Day in Red Cross Senior Citizen Home, they said by giving women education and equal participation in decision making, they can become the lighthouse of the society. Both of them stated that an educated woman leaves an indelible imprint on society and motivates others to follow her. They added that the Punjab government is putting its best efforts into empowering women through various programs including free education for girls and the opening of new government colleges for girls, smart schools and skill centers.
According to them, the state has been moving in the right direction with the more number of girl students getting an education. On the occasion, they also said the women have already proved their mettle in several fields, but still, they needed to be given more opportunities so that they could further excel in life. DC Sharma and councilor Ashu said it was a momentous occasion for them to celebrate the day with senior citizens who are the repository of experience of life. They also directed the authorities to ensure all elderly people living in the center get vaccinated against Covid by tomorrow.