Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s new initiative with the UNESCO Chair on Women Empowerment and Gender Equality was launched on September 26, 2016 by the Union Minister of HRD, Mr. Prakash Javadekar.
“I am very happy to launch and declare the UNESCO chair. This is a very unique chair – it takes care of all women empowerment goals accepted by the UN. If a man is taught, one is taught, but if a woman is taught, the entire family and society is taught, because she is mother to all. When we teach women, this takes care of universal primary care education, lowers infant mortality, improve health, lowers possibility of contracting HIV,” the minister shared.