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"More Indian women should have international education"

Posted on Feb 22 2014 | IBNS

Kolkata, Feb 21 : U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell, who visited a school in Kolkata, on Friday said more Indian women should have international education.

She said 30 percent of Indian students studying in the US are women.

"However, only 30 percent of the Indian students going to the U.S. to study are women. It is of paramount importance to me that we increase this number and see more women taking advantage of the opportunity to receive an international education. We can and we need to do better," Powell said at the Modern High School for Girls in Kolkata on Friday.

Ambassador Powell at Modern High School

She said: "One thing all of these women have in common is a strong educational foundation. It is to our mutual benefit that our countries work together and one of the areas of great importance is education. Education is the great equalizer and the key to helping our young women achieve their goals.For these and many other reasons, education has become one of the main pillars in the bilateral partnership between India and the United States."

She said the US is stepping up efforts to increase the number of young women studying in the country.

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