Female education is the need of the hour. Without educating the women of the country we can't hope for a developed nation. Women play a vital role in the all round progress of a country. If we want to make democracy successful, women must be educated. They are the real builders of happy homes.
It is said that if we educate a man, we educate a man only, but if we educate a woman, we educate the whole family. This highlights the importance of female education. It is a fact that women are the first teachers of their children. It is in their lap that the children receive the very first lessons. Hence, if mothers are well-educated, they can play an important role in shaping and moulding of their sons and daughters. Napoleon was once asked, what the great need of France was. He simply answers, "Nation's progress is impossible without trained and educated mothers. If the women of my country are not educated, about half of the people will be ignorant." Such was the opinion of Napoleon about educating the women-folk. Our opinion too must not differ from Napoleon. We must give up our conservative outlook and create an atmosphere in which not a single woman remains uneducated.
Women have three major roles to perform in the course of their life. They have to discharge their duties as good danghters, good wives and good mothers. Apart from these important duties, they have to prove themselves as good citizens of a free democracy. Hence, it is necessary to give women a different kind of education from the one given to boys. Their education should be such as may enable them to discharge their duties in a proper way. From education they become fully matured in all the fields of life. Educated women are well aware of their duties and rights. They can contribute m the development of the country in the same way as men do.
Society runs on two wheels, both the wheels must be equally strong to run smoothly. It is a good sign that today's women are not considered a weaker sex. They are being taught properly right from their childhood. As a result we see women working in almost every field. They work even in police and tence departments. Our constitution grants them equal rights n°t more rights as compared to men.
Although legally and theoretically women are now considered as equal to men yet there are people who refuse to give them their due. They think that the women are inferior to men and ill treat them and misbehave with them. All right thinking people should protest against it. They should try to broaden the outlook of those who have conservative feelings for women. Female education is important and all the impediments must be removed from the way of their education. Let's take a view to extend a cooperative attitude in imparting education to the women folk.