Meenal Arora, Founder Director, Shemford Group of Futuristic Schools (India’s leading school chain)
Besides being a human right, gender equality is imperative for women to realise their self-worth, take control of their decisions and fill the gap to access equal opportunities and resources as men. The impact of this parity is far beyond a particular section of the society, it sways the nation as a whole. Empowering women and giving them equal standing is the need of the hour to pull off sustainable development and economic upswing. Our battle against gender-bias is for equal respect, rights and stature in the society. The seeds of gender awareness need to be sown right from the young age of children that will make them responsible citizens with a mindset to create a nation free from discrimination.