Patna: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday urged governments to pay special attention to the condition of farmers and labourers whose condition, she said was pitiable though they were important wheels of the country.

There were any number of people interested in setting up industrial units and worrying about profit, but there were none who had the best interests of the farmers and labourers in mind and even foreign companies interested in investing capital were aware that abundant labour would be available to them at a cheap rate, the Lok Sabha Speaker said.

She also stressed on education of women and said that India has been the only country where education was deemed to be a goddess.

Kumar urged the people to understand the value of education of the girl child as it helped in the empowerment of women and society.

She said that whatever she has achieved in life has been due to proper education given by her parents in the era when the girls were generally not sent to school.

She was speaking at a function to celebrate the 90th birth anniversary of her mother in-law Sumitra Devi held under the aegis of the Kisan Mazdoor Vikas Sangathan.


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