TAMIL NADU

Focus on women empowerment

Rural economy: K. Thulasiah Vandayar, secretary and correspondent, AVVM Sri Pushpam College, releasing a souvenir. Hema Karunakaran, Superintendent of Police, USRB, Chennai, receiving a copy in Thanjavur.

Rural economy: K. Thulasiah Vandayar, secretary and correspondent, AVVM Sri Pushpam College, releasing a souvenir. Hema Karunakaran, Superintendent of Police, USRB, Chennai, receiving a copy in Thanjavur.  

Special Correspondent

“They cannot empower themselves without education”

THANJAVUR: A national seminar on women empowerment with special reference to rural economy was organised by the Department of Economics of AVVM Sri Pushpam College at Poondi near Thanjavur recently.

Hema Karunakaran, Superintendent of Police, Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board, Chennai, delivered the keynote address when she underlined the importance of higher education for women.

Education would help women to gain social status. Women would not be able to get economical status without social status and women could not empower themselves without education, she added.

The government was implementing various schemes for the empowerment of women and women should take advantage of them.

K. Thulasiah Vandayar, secretary and correspondent of the college, inaugurated the seminar. “Live today and you will touch tomorrow,” he said. He released a souvenir.

N. Ethirajulu, Principal of the college presided over the inaugural. R. Rajendran, Co-ordinator of Economics Department, and R. Palanivelu, organising secretary, offered felicitations.

The inauguration was followed by a special session chaired by T. Govindaraj, former Dean of Arts and Commerce of the college, who gave a detailed picture of notable women personalities all over the world.

N. Manimekalai, Director, Centre for Women’s studies, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi, insisted that the seminar should not be a mere formality of paper presentation. Rather all ideas should be practised so that women themselves become empowered. M. Karunakaran, District Revenue Officer, spoke.

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