The NSS unit & Rotract Club Students of Gian Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology, Phase 2, Mohali, celebrated Literacy Day with enthusiasm. An interactive session was held in the college campus.
Topics like importance of literacy, women empowerment and gender sensitisation were discussed. Students were made to realise that women empowerment was need of the hour and education could play a key role in this process.
Students expressed their views on literacy and its need. They said literacy was still an unaccomplished goal and an ever-moving target.MBA students told students that “education is the birth right of each child. It is not a luxury but it is their right and responsibility and If we are educated, it is our moral duty to educate as many people as we can.”
Some of the slogans raised by students were “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader”, “Literacy is a passport to a better future for children and for the country”, “Once you learn to read and write, you will be free forever”. Headmistress of the school Tarannum Fatma urged students to enhance their knowledge through newspapers, magazines, Internet and other resources available.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. J.S.Bedi,Chairman,Gian Jyoti Group of Institution, said: “It is high time that everyone, particularly women, realised the need and relevance of education, particularly for girls. Once women are empowered educationally, it will not only help in checking retrogressive notions, traditions and beliefs but also help in eliminating the various kinds of atrocities and discriminations from which women have been continuously suffering,” he said.
He further added education is a vital instrument for achieving the manifold objectives of growth, modernisation, self-reliance and social justice and education would also help in the development of various skills, particularly, entrepreneurship, among the rural and urban women and would be the means towards drawing them into the mainstream of nation-building and ensuring their socio-economic status.
More than 200 volunteers took pledge to follow the policy of “Each one teach one”.