Dr. Najma Heptulla,the Union Minister for Minority Affairs inaugurated atwoday National Conference on “An Understanding of Educational Aspirations and Attainment of Minority Girls” here today. In her inaugural address Dr. Najma said that a lot needs to be done in the field of education for girls specially girls of the minority community. Advocating equality for girls in every aspect, the Minister said that generations grow in the womb and lap of a mother and only enlightened mothers can nurture enlightened citizens. Referring to her own education and days, she underlined the importance of education and invited the girls to come forward and to reap the benefits of various schemes being implemented by her Ministry. Wishing the Conference success, the Minister said that a strong message should emerge from this two day conference in this direction.

Justice(Retd) M.S.A Siddiqui Prof.Syed Akheel Ahmed from Mysore Universityand Shri Zafar Agha,Member NCMEI were also present on the occasion.

Earlier Dr.Shabistan Gaffar, President All India Confederation for Women Empowerment through Education welcoming the guests and participants outlined the agenda of the Conference.

The two day National conference has been organised by All India Confederation for Women Empowerment through Education in collaboration with Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Conference have five sessions and will deliberate on topics “Transition from Elementary to Secondary Education: Issues pertaining to Equity, Efficiency and Effectiveness”; “Minority Girls: Educational Aspiration, Attainment and Locating them in Labour Market” and “Evaluating Policy Intervention and discussing evidence on innovative practices”