Students make their presence felt at Womena��s Parliament

Dara Gopi

a��Amaravati:A�The International Womena��s ParliamentA�attracted a large number of girl students from all over Andhra Pradesh. Several students have expressed keen interest in the proceedings.A� A festive atmosphere prevailed at Pavitra Sangamam, the venue of the three-day conference, on the opening day on Friday.

An engineering student G Harnika of Nellore opined that the Womena��s Parliament would help to increase the confidence levels of girls. She stressed the need for a fearless society and the government should ensure safety of women.A� She hoped that the conference would help to find solutions to several problems being faced by women.

B Saisudha, also of Nellore, expressed happiness over involvingA�students in the international event. She said such programmes would helpA�women in a big way.

N Pranavi of Rajahmundry said such conferences would help to bring awareness among women. She said women should be ahead in all sectors. D Janikumari ofA�Krishna district said more importance should be given to women. She said there should be no gender discrimination and girl child should be given equal opportunities along with male child. She said both the parents and teachers should encourage girl students to achieve highest place in their career. Girl students should be trained in all sectors to allay fears among them. G Sruthi of Guntur said that government should encourage girl students to prove their talent. She said girls should develop innovative thinking.

A majority of student participants competed with each other to meet the eminent women delegates of the conference including Kiran Bedi. The students showed interest inA�greeting Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu after the conclusion of the first session. Impressed by the enthusiasm of students, the Chief Minister went round the conference to greet the girl students.

The entire venue was filled with thousands of girl students.A� Several students expressed interestA�in participating in the round table conference organised at the meeting venue to discuss the problems of women. Many students wanted such conferences held every year for the benefit of women.

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