In an endeavour to inculcate gender sensitization within the education system, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said that there is a need to extend gender sensitisation programmes to all schools across the nation.
In collaboration with the Kendriya Vidaylaya Sangathan, the National Commission for Women (NCW) initiated a comprehensive Gender Sensitisation Programme for classes 11 and 12.
Also present at the gathering, Rekha Sharma, Chairperson NCW, said “Gender sensitisation needs to be a part of the education system and the programme is an effort towards the same.
“A progressive society doesn’t discriminate between individuals and we are trying to create a society wherein both men and women coexist and collaborate for a better future,” she further added.
Under the pilot programme, multi-choice examinations were conducted in October whose toppers were felicitated on Monday.
The programme also witnessed the participation from 60 Kendriya Vidyalayas in Delhi region where the top three position holders from classes 11 and 12 were awarded.
Uttam Kumar, Principal KV Rohini Sector 8, Munna Lal, Principal KV Narela and Parveen Kumar Malik, Principal KV Gole Market, were felicitated for being the top three performing schools at the event.