Capital to get more hostels for working women

Chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday said more working women hostels will be constructed in various parts of the capital. These will benefit women who come from different parts of the country.

“The city government is concerned about women empowerment. In this regard, we are running schemes and programmes to uplift women in society. More working women hostels will also be built in the Capital,” said Dikshit while inaugurating a girls’ hostel at Keshav Mahavidyalaya in Pitampura in north-west Delhi.

While congratulating girl students of a college for getting the new hostel, Dikshit said the safe environs of the hostel — a home away from home — will enable them to realise their dream of having quality education in a secure home-like environment.

She said over 30 working women hostels are already running in Delhi. She also said 12 Delhi University colleges are fully funded by the city government.

Keshav Mahavidyalaya is one of the youngest co-educational colleges of DU, established by the city government in 1994. Initially, the college started functioning with just two courses from a school building in Keshavpuram. Then it shifted to its new campus in 2006.

College principal Dr Madhu Pruthi, area MLA  Shyamlal Garg, councillor Devraj Arora  and DU registrar Alka Sharma were also present.

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