KU observes International Women’s Day

Srinagar: As a part of International Women`s day celebrations a function was held at Gandhi Bhawan, Kashmir University here on Thursday during which a debate and poster competition were organized by the department of Dean Students Welfare in association with Women`s Studies Centre, Institute of Home Science and National Service Scheme (NSS).
While presiding over the inaugural session, Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Prof Talat Ahmad said that it is great to learn that women as students in Kashmir University and other colleges have a presence of around fifty percent of the population which is a healthy development and adds to the vibrant academic atmosphere of the campus.
Urging the youth to come forward and accept the challenges of the world, Prof Talat while referring to the program of the Union government for creating job avenues for the youth of the Valley saying through project Udaan the government of India is creating job opportunities for more than 40 thousand youth of Kashmir and women can take this opportunity and prove their worth by venturing into the outside world and achieve their milestones.”
Congratulating the department of Dean Students Welfare and other associated departments for organizing the debate and poster competition Prof Talat said “It is great to observe the synchronization amongst the different departments while organizing such programs and students should come forward and participate in such programs which provide platform to them to express their views and ideas.”
Director Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar Mrs Shami Shair who was guest of honour on the occasion said that women should develop a vision and raise their standards by making inroads into socio-economic spheres of life.
Maintaining that God had created no divisions between men and women, Director Doordarshan said “It is important for us to think that if God didn`t create divisions between men and women then who did it. Both men and women are equally important in their own roles and both can contribute to the society by living in harmony. Urging the young girl students to choose their careeres carefully after realizing their potential she said “Girl students should choose their subjects very carefully and they should not venture into territories and take up such subjects where they do not have interest or lack acumen. Asking women to strive for excellence director DD asked them to develop a vision and raise their professional standards to a level where they can bring change into the lives of others to make society a better place to live in.”
Earlier welcoming the guests, students and participants Dean department of Students welfare and Director Women`s study centre Prof (Mrs) Nilofar Khan while highlighting the historical importance of international women`s day said “The day endorses women with a self dignity all over the world and the main aim of conducting a debate and poster competition on the occasion is to find out the perception of the students and youth about women which they would depict through their presentations and posters.” Prof (Mrs) Nilofar khan presented a brief account of events and milestones which led to the liberation and emancipation of women over the centuries. Corodinaor NSS Dr Farooq Ahmad Khan presented Vote of thanks.
Several dignitaries including faculty members from Kashmir University, students from different departments and colleges were present on the occasion. A debate titled “female activism is a challenge to male Dominated Society,” was held in which students from various departments of Kashmir University, Islamic University of Science and Technology participated.
A poster competition “Connecting Girls, Inspiring future,” was later held within the premises of Gandhi Bhawan. A collection of stamps titled “From survival to success“ by Dr Seemin Rubab was also put on display during the function.

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