Women are generally underestimated for their skills, globally. But our current President Ram Nath Kovind boosted Indian women’s confidence at a recent event by expressing his views on their intelligence. Speaking at the 83rd convocation of the historic Dr BR Ambedkar University, Agra, he said that women are far ahead of men in terms of academics in the country.

President Kovind noted that the country will flourish rapidly if women get equal opportunity to perform in the workforce.

He was addressing a large gathering of academicians and students. Furthermore, he noted that the country will flourish rapidly if women get equal opportunity to perform in the workforce. President Kovind observed that previously called Agra University, the Dr BR Ambedkar University is among one of the oldest universities in the country that educated students from Lahore to Kolkata before independence. The university caters to more than seven lakh students and has over 1000 affiliated colleges under its umbrella.

Many influential people from Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governors and CMs to public servants, Doctors, Engineers, Scientists graduated out of the university. They portray inspirational stories for the future generations to aspire to become great leaders. President Kovind  himself is an alumnus of the Agra University.

After the President’s address, he bestowed students with their degrees. Other people present at the convocation included, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and DRDO scientist Tessy Thomas were also present at the ceremony. The university honoured the two dignitaries with honorary doctorates during the convocation.

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UP Governor Ram Naik, UP Cabinet Minister Shrikant Sharma, National SC/ST Commission Chairman Ram Shankar Katheria and other MPs and MLAs of Agra also came to the event.

President Kovind along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and vice president Venkaiah Naidu also paid tribute to the founder of the Indian Constitution BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary earlier today. The ceremony for his 61st death anniversary happened at his memorial Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis also spoke at the event.

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