World a tough place for women: Jill Biden-US second lady

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Mumbai, Jul 25: Jill Biden, wife of US Vice President Joe Biden, today said that the world is a tough place for women, but insisted that education is the key to success. Biden, an educator for over two decades, visited a girl's school - Anjuman-I-Islam - here this morning.

A bunch of school girls welcomed Jill, who was accompanied by her daughter Ashley, by playing the band. Thereafter, the US second lady briefly toured the school and met the girls studying in tenth standard, interacted with them, motivated them to study hard and wished them luck.

"The world is a tough place for women everywhere including work place. It feels good to see young girls getting educated. Education is a powerful weapon, it helps in some or the other way," said Jill.

Administering polio drops

US Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden administers polio drop to a child during a visit to USAID 'Health of the Urban Poor' programme in Kachhpura village near in Agra.

In Agra

US Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden arrives for a visit to USAID 'Health of the Urban Poor' programme in Kachhpura village near in Agra.

In Kachhpura

US Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden greets village women during a visit to USAID 'Health of the Urban Poor' programme in Kachhpura village near Agra.

greetings!

US Vice president Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden is greeted at Kachhpura village during her visit to USAID 'Health of the Urban Poor' programme near Agra.

Spreading love

US Vice president Joe Biden's wife Jill with daughter Ashley and son-in-law Howard David Krein at historic Taj Mahal in Agra.

In front of Taj Mahal

US Vice president Joe Biden's wife Jill poses for photographers at the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.

In New Delhi

US Vice President Joe Biden with his wife Jill paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi during a visit to ''Gandhi Smriti'' in New Delhi on Monday. Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, grand daughter of Mahatma Gandhi, is seen on the right.

At the Gandhi Ghat

US Vice President Joe Biden with his wife Jill and Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, grand daughter of Mahatma Gandhi, during a visit to ''Gandhi Smriti'' in New Delhi.

In New Delhi

US Vice President Joe Biden, with his wife Jill, gestures upon their arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

"Everyone wants to pursue their dreams and do better in life. I think all this is possible because of education. I love teaching young women," she said. Clad in an orange dress, teamed with an off white jacket, Biden covered her head with a scarf when the girls started reciting a verse, having a universal message of peace, love and harmony, from the holy Quran.

Jill said she feels lucky as she gets to tour around different places because of her husband. "We are happy to have come to India and it is my favourite thing to visit schools as I am an educator."

PTI

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