Bhubaneswar February 10: Advising the girl students to keep faith in their abilities President Droupadi Murmu on Friday asked them to be aware of their strengths and abilities to be successful in the ‘University of Life.’
The President was addressing the second convocation of Rama Devi Women’s University her alma mater here.
“Keep faith in your abilities. After leaving the university campus, you would enter another university – the University of Life. To be successful in the University of Life, you must be aware of your strengths and abilities” said President Murmu.
The President recalled her days – she spent in this university (then college) as a student.
“I had studied in this institution for four years after completing her schooling at Unit-2 Girls’ School in Bhubaneswar. The love and affection of the teachers of that time is unforgettable. I am still in touch with many of classmates from that time. This great educational institution has always been a source of inspiration in her life” said President Murmu.
“Women empowerment is no longer a slogan, it has become a reality to a large extent. Girls are not only at par with our boys, but in some fields they are even ahead of the boys” she said.
Maintaining that India is the largest democracy in the world the President said “It is heartening that the representation of women is increasing in all democratic institutions from Panchayats to Parliament. It is a great achievement of our democracy that for the first time the number of women parliamentarians has crossed 100. This is a good sign for the future of our democracy.”
“India aims to become a developed nation in the next 25 years. We all believe that in the year 2047, when India will celebrate the centenary of its independence, it will be one of the most prosperous nations in the world. It is the responsibility of the young generation to take India to the pinnacle of development during these 25 years” added the President.