He was addressing a national conference on 'Technological Empowerment of Women' to commemorate the International Womens Day here.
Women are not just home-builders, but nation-builders," he said.
The minister said that science and technology were still considered to be the domain of men. He emphasised that women empowerment was the key focus of his government and outlined various schemes and initiatives for their empowerment.
Vardhan also released a report titled 'Women in Science: A listening Session' besides distributing national awards to women scientists in the senior and young category on the occasion.
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