New Delhi: A university exclusively for
women would come up in the national capital soon, Chief
Minister Sheila Dikshit announced on Wednesday.
The university would be open for women from all over the
country, and it is being set up as part of efforts to ensure
women empowerment, she said addressing a gathering at the
state-level Republic Day function here.
In her brief speech, Dikshit deliberated on key
challenges facing the city and noted that people living in
slums in the national capital was a matter of shame.
"We are ashamed that people are living in slums. Delhi
government is working towards making the city slum-free in
next 3-4 years," Dikshit said.
Listing various achievements of her government, Dikshit
mainly highlighted the "successful hosting" of the
Commonwealth Games in 2010 and said Delhi has become sort of a
"dreamland" due to development works carried out during last
"The Commonwealth games held in Delhi have left a high
benchmark and London Olympics is now competing to match our
standards," she claimed.
Dikshit`s speech was preceded by a parade by Delhi
Police, Home guard, NCC cadets, civil defence and children
from various schools.
Later a colourful cultural programme featuring folk dance
performances and aerobics by children enthralled the crowd.
The cultural programme also highlighted 100 years of New