Women must be economically empowered: VP

Krishnanand Tripathi

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said that every effort should be made to empower the women economically. Naidu said that imparting vocational training to women is important as it will contribute to faster economic growth in the country.

Vice President laid the foundation stone for Regional Vocational Training Institute in Hyderabad on Saturday, where he asked professionals to look back at Indian roots for ancient Indian wisdom dealing with financial and economic issues like Kautilya’s treatise on economics.

“Ethical values will be the basis for the exemplary corporate governance,” he said.

Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu laying foundation stone for the Regional Vocational Training Institute, in Hyderabad.

Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu laying foundation stone for the Regional Vocational Training Institute, in Hyderabad.

This Hyderabad based vocational training center will primarily focus on imparting skills to women like fashion designing & technology, architectural assistant-ship, cosmetology, front office assistant, secretarial practice in English and food and beverages services assistant in addition to soft skills like tailoring, embroidery and incense making.

“Setting up of RVTI in Hyderabad is one defining step towards women empowerment. It the duty of all government bodies including gram panchayat, to do everything possible to empower women in the society,” Naidu said.

He said that skill development we will not only empower our own country and its industries but also contribute to economies across the world.

“There is a huge demand for skilled workforce world over and it is the right that we reap our demographic dividend and bridge this demand-supply gap,” he said.

Vice President also said that the country is facing an acute shortage of trainer and teachers and under skill development initiatives; it is a delight to see that the country now had more avenues for the training of trainers.

Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu laying foundation stone for the Regional Vocational Training Institute, in Hyderabad.

Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu laying foundation stone for the Regional Vocational Training Institute, in Hyderabad.

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan who was present at the occasion said that women training and their empowerment has been one of the priority areas of Government of India.

“Participation of women in the workforce in our country will certainly lead to the growth of our nation’s economy. To ensure this, we have the target of setting up one RVTI in each state. MSDE is presently running 17 such Institutes across India” he said

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is on a three-day visit to Hyderabad. He will return to Delhi on Monday.