Lalu calls for education to Muslim girls
Danapur: "Literacy rate among Muslim girls is poor in the country. The basic objective of education should be to increase literacy of minority community, particularly Muslim women, for achieving an all-round development in the country," said railway minister Lalu Prasad here on 22 November.
Lalu, who was inaugurating Mothers' International Academy at Phulwarisharif on Sunday, said that the parda system among Muslim women could be one of the reasons for the poor rate of literacy among them. Keeping in view the fast development in other countries, Muslim girls must come forward to get proper education and join the mainstream of the country, he said adding that women had greater sense of responsibility towards their duties than men.
Lauding the talent of girls in Bihar, Lalu stated that it was really unfortunate that while crores of rupees was being spent on education, quality-based education was still eluding the state. During 15 years of rule of the RJD government in Bihar, a lot has been done in the field of education and much more is yet to be done, specially in the field of education of women, he quipped.
The railway minister also released a new prospectus of the school. A colourful cultural programme was held at the inaugural function of the school.
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