Showing posts with label International Women’s Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label International Women’s Day. Show all posts

Saturday, 10 March 2018

‘Up We Rise - A Walk for Gender Equality’ Organized by The School of Law, NCU on International Women’s Day

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Gloria Steinem

The School of Law with the support of the District Legal Services Authority, Gurugram, celebrated the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018. Empowerment is an important word which we all believe in and the first step in empowerment is taking control of your own health, respecting yourself and understanding and celebrating the value you bring to your family and society. Empowerment is not a gift of society; it is a gift you give yourself.

The theme of the event was ‘Up, we rise - A walk for gender equality’, which drew attention to the many ways that gender equality appears to be slipping, particularly in the area of health, economics, representation and safety. Ms Pritam Rani Siwach, former Captain of the Indian women's hockey team, was the Chief Guest and Mr Mohsen Baharvand, Deputy Secretary General, Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization was the Guest of Honour at the occasion. Col. Bikram Mohanty (Retd.), Registrar, NCU delivering the welcome address said that girls should be educated as “If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate an entire family”. Ms Pritam Rani Siwach motivated the students by talking about her struggles to become a successful sportsperson. 

Mr Mohsen Baharvand explained the importance of the word ‘equality’ in gender related issues focussing on the international perspective. The most awaited part of the programme was the ‘nukkad natak’ which highlighted women centric issues and choreographed by the students of School of Law. A vote of thanks was given by Dr Kanu Priya, Head, SOL followed by the National Anthem. 

To sensitize the local community a march was organized from the University to the Sector 23 Market, Gurugram initiated by Ms Siwach. Students raised awareness about gender equality and women empowerment among the general public through slogans, banners and posters. Issues facing women in the Indian society were highlighted through a skit performed in the market place. Safety measures were maintained during the walk by the Gurugram police and security staff of the University. Pamphlets developed on women empowerment by the National Commission for Women, New Delhi were distributed by the students to the general public. The awareness walk proved to be a great success.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

International Women’s Day

To empower and celebrate the strength of women, the NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY celebrated the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2016. The School of Law organized an event in association with Indian National Bar Council (INBA) and Prachi Educational Society (PES) in the morning session. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Ms Rekha Lohani (IPS), DIG, CRPF and conferred the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service for the Year 2013. Ms Helene Tremblay, the Guest of Honour, is a Canadian citizen, an internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, author and photographer. 30 years back she started an ambitious journey of Humanity to Humanity across 116 countries across the world. Prof. (Dr) Rama Patnayak, President, Prachi Education Society, Professor Delhi University and a renowned social activist and Ms Archana Agarwal, National Bar Council were special invitees at the event.

The programme highlighted the achievements and challenges that women have encountered to gain acceptability and their efforts towards achieving an equal footing with men.  The welcome address was delivered by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Brig. SK Sharma (Retd). He said, “Safety of women is a basic issue. At NCU there is no discrimination between males and females.  We offer equal opportunities to girls and boys in everything from admissions to academics, student activities etc. In fact, one third of the students are girls but corner 50% of top slots (the Dean’s List). NCU is the right destination for higher education of girl students.”

Speaking at the occasion Ms Lohani spoke about the strong women leaders of modern India who have played important roles in every field leading and excelling in the freedom struggle, and later like Ms Indira Gandhi, Ms Pratibha Singh Patil, our lady Chief Ministers, Kalpana Chawla, Saina Nehwal and many more.  She emphasized that women should be self-motivated and nothing should dampen their ‘self-drive’. They must not be complacent as they have a long way to go so as to soar like the eagle.

Through a visual presentation Ms Helen Tremblay highlighted the status of women in many parts of the world. Speaking from her observations she said that men have generally tried to break the spirit of a woman and that is why women need empowerment. She said, “Men are stuck in a tradition. Help them to think differently as men need women”.

Prof. (Dr) Rama Patnayak (PES) appreciated NCU’s sincerity towards women empowerment and stated, “No woman should be fearful or feel insecure. Women should be ensured security, and equality has to become a reality”.

Students, Mukul Sharma and Manmohit Grewal, BBA-LLB (H) were felicitated for their outstanding social work during their first internship at Prachi Educational Society.

At the end students rendered mesmerizing musical tribute to womanhood, with the audience joining in and swaying to the rhythm and clapping to their beats, making it a memorable occasion.  This was followed by a debate and Extempore competitions for students. The event was coordinated by Mr Subhradipta Sarkar (SOL) and Dr Divyabha Vashisth (CLL).

To rejoice in the spirit of womanhood, the celebrations continued in the afternoon, organized by NCU’s HR Manager Ms Deepika Deswal  and Dr Shilpi Wadhwa, in co-ordination with Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon. Speaking on the occasion Ms Deswal  said that the theme for 2016 International Women's Day is  "Planet 50-50 by 2030" and all present took a pledge to take concrete steps to accelerate gender parity, equality and create inclusive and flexible cultures.

Talk on ‘Health and Fitness’ was organized for all girls and lady staff members and delivered by Columbia Asia Hospital’s team of Rheumatologist Dr Shaloo Bhasin Gagneja, Dietician Dr Honey Khanna and  Senior Gynecologist Dr Amita Shah. An interactive session followed the talks and prizes were awarded by Columbia Asia Hospital, followed by tea and refreshments.