The provision of educational opportunities for women has been an important part of the national endeavor in the field of education since India's Independence. Though these endeavors did yield significant results, gender disparity persists with uncompromising tenacity, more so in the rural areas and among the disadvantaged communities. This is not only a matter of national anxiety and concern but also a matter of national conscience. Total awareness programs launched on making efforts to: -
• Create an environment where women demand knowledge and information, empowering themselves to change their lives.
• Inculcate in women the confidence that change is possible, if women work collectively.
• Spread the message that education of women is a pre-condition for fighting against their oppression.
• Highlight the plight of the girl child and stress the need for Universalisation of elementary education as a way of addressing the issue.