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Economic independence is the way to self-confidence

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Women can pursue education, involve in R&D from home: VC

— R.M.RAJARATHINAM

achievers:Actor Radhika Sarathkumar, right , K.Meena, fourth from left, Vice-Chancellor, Bharathidasan University, with the awardees at the International Women's Day celebration in Tiruchi on Tuesday.

TIRUCHI: Women should be economically independent and this will enable them to get self-confidence, said K.Meena, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University, here on Tuesday.

Addressing the International Women's Day celebrations organised by the women's associations in Tiruchi city and Shrimati Indira Gandhi College, the Vice-Chancellor said that women were playing a major role in the overall development of society.

She pointed out that women should gain self-confidence and meet the challenges of life head-on. The Bharathidasan University has introduced a number of courses and women could pursue their higher education from home and involve themselves actively in research and development, she said.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that woman had more responsibilities besides being a home-maker.

She stressed the need for co-operation among women and requested them to strive hard for the development of women in the society.

Actor Radhika Sarathkumar in her special address said that the women should take special efforts to achieve their goal.

She felt that there was substantial development of women in the country and pointed out that the women would get true freedom only if they were free from various harassments.

Mrs.Radhika, who is also the chairperson of Radaan Media Works India Limited, said that she believed in equality and self-respect and pointed out that though she was not a feminist, women should be allowed to take independent decisions. Women's education is vital for the development of the society, she said.

Mayor S.Sujatha who presided over the function, said that women were doing remarkable jobs as home-makers and pointed out that the development of the society was in the hands of women. Women should be encouraged in all fields, she said.

Three women – Priya Theodore, Chairman of the Rehabilitation Home for the Visually Challenged, Aruna Dinakaran, President of Women's Cell, Tiruchi and Fathima Mannan of Khajamalai Ladies Association were presented awards for rendering yeoman service for the cause of differently abled, education, and social service respectively.

Mrs. Radhika Sarathkumar, Mrs. Sujatha and Dr. K. Meena, presented the awards.

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