This novel initiative goes beyond ‘Beti Bachao,Beti Padhao’, to ‘Beti Padhao,Officer Banao’. I fervently hope that with its format of residential, subsidized and all-round personality development, ‘Officer Bitiya’, would be instrumental in being transformational, and not merely transactional in nature. The multitude of the co-curricular activities will make sure that 21st century skills are imparted to our future officers, in addition to the core education aspect.
With the plethora of activities envisioned, under the able guidance of Ajay Sondhi Sir and other mentors, our girls can truly develop in hand, head and heart, thereby achieving not only political citizenship, but also socio-economic citizenship, in its truest sense.
Congratulations to Sondhi Sir, and deep gratitude from the society, to push start this endeavor! Kothari commission reiterated way back in 1960s that destiny of our country is shaped in its classrooms. Today I can confidently say that this social initiative carries with it the blueprint and potential to shape the destiny of our women within the precincts of Officer Bitiya, and overcome the narrow definition of feminism. Saa Vidyaa Yaa Vimuktaye! (Good education is one which liberates!)