Schools asked to invite women to give talks

Gomantak times
Saturday, 7 March 2020

DoE, to take forward the momentum of empowerment of girls and women through education, has asked schools to observe International Women's Day with various suggested activities which may be integrated as part of the regular curricular activities without adversely affecting normal academic activities of the school.

PANAJI: Aiming at taking forward the momentum of empowerment of women through education, State Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked schools to invite women professionals to give talks and interact with the students.

The government, under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, has proposed to observe International Women's Day on March 8 on the theme 'I am Generation Equality: Realising Women's Rights.

"Invite women professionals such as those in Armed Forces, police, aircraft pilots, locomotive pilots, aerospace engineers, building and construction, scientists, etc to give talks in schools and interact with the students," stated the circular issued by Deputy Director of Education (Academic) Shailesh Sinai Single.

Additionally, DoE has asked schools to designate girls as class monitors in all classes for a day.

“The day’s topic for instruction in different subjects should focus on women achievers. For example, in Social Studies subject, students may be taught about women freedom fighters in national movement (1857 to 1947), 15 women members of the Constituent Assembly,” it said.

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