Women’s Equality Day celebrated at MIER College of Education – Jammu and Kashmir Latest News | Tourism
JAMMU, August 29: The Shanti Gupta Center for Women‘s Studies, MIER College of Education commemorated ‘Women’s Equality Day’ by inaugurating the ‘Gender Champions Club’.
Prof. Vishav Raksha, Head of Department of Sociology and Director of Center for Women’s Studies, University of Jammu, was the chief guest. Dr. Renu Gupta, President MIER, was the guest of honour.
Dr. Bharti Tandon, Facilitator and Nodal Teacher of the Gender Champions Club, gave a welcome speech while a documentary on the inspiring journey of the 15th President of India, Draupadi Murmu, was screened on the occasion.
Rupa Gupta, Director of the Center deliberated on the vision and mission of the Gender Champions Club and also outlined the roles and responsibilities that Gender Champions would fulfill in this position.
The Club was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp and the pinning of badges to Gender Champions and club members. Club members are committed to promoting the cause of gender equality with sincerity and dedication. Two upcoming gender champions, Neha Sharma from the M Ed department and Surya Khajuria from B Ed Special Education delivered their opening remarks.
In his presidential remarks, Prof. Vishav Raksha pointed out that gender champions are our ambassadors who would advance the cause of gender equality as they would interact and sensitize individuals not only in educational institutions but also by transmitting this message at home. She added that even though we talk about gender equality, women still face challenges of patriarchy, stereotypes, occupational segregation, poor health care, legal rights, etc. , cybersecurity and the media.
Dr. Renu Gupta, President of MIER, said this year’s theme for Women’s Equality Day is “Hard Won-Not Done”, keeping in mind that gender equality is yet to be achieved. achieve in all areas. She emphasized that celebrating Women’s Equality Day gives us the opportunity to learn how other women in the past have fought for our rights. She commended the Gender Champions and Nodal teachers and gave them a 4C mantra that would help them work towards gender parity and neutrality i.e. awareness, interest, commitment and the competence.
A formal vote of thanks was presented by Jyoti Sharma, Nodal Teacher, Gender Champions Club and the program was led by Naman Mansotra.