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Educational, economic empowerment is vital for women: V-P Naidu

Hyderabad: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday emphasised on educational and economic empowerment for women and said no country could progress if they were denied equal opportunities.

Delivering his address at the inaugural of iWIN (International Women Network) on the occasion of Womens Day here, he said, "It was the duty of each one of us to see that no girl was left out of school."

An educated woman would possess skills, self- confidence and could become a better parent, an official press release quoted Naidu as saying.

She would also provide better nutrition and hence ensure that her children are healthy, he said.

In this aspect, the Vice-President expressed happiness over the tremendous impact of Beti Bachao, Beti Padao on increasing the gross enrolment ratio of girls across all levels.

Calling for a change in mindset, the Vice-President said there was an urgent need to make boys respect girls from a young age.

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