Under the aegis of Nehru Yuva Kendra (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Government of India) Swami Premanand Mahavidyalaya, Mukerian celebrated International Women’s Day with great gusto on March 8, 2021.
The celebration was coordinated by Dr. Sonia Sharma, Incharge Women Cell, and Ms. Anuradha, Incharge Youth Club. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”.
The Chief Guests for the celebration were Mrs. Meenakshi Anand, Mrs. Anita Jain, Mrs. Alka Lakhanpal, and Dr. Seema Sharma. In her welcome address, Dr. Sonia Sharma expressed heartfelt gratitude to eminent guests and Principal Dr. Sameer Sharma.
Delivering his prefatory address Dr. Sameer Sharma said Women’s day aims to recognise women’s achievements in different fields, raise awareness about women’s equality, and accelerate gender equality. He also highlighted the theme of the day “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. “ One cannot remain oblivion of the fact that Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, and as some of the most praiseworthy and efficacious leaders across the length and breadth of the country in combating the pandemic. Women’s hand in combating the pandemic speaks volumes about their wherewithal”, said he.
On this occasion, students organised a “Neighbourhood Youth Parliament”. While performing different roles of ruling and opposition parties, they discussed financial, socio- cultural and political issues related to Indian women. Various colourful and exuberant stage performances were presented by students and faculty members.
Sharing her views, Ms. Nidhi Sood, Head, Department of English, said the women are blowing winds of change in every field, which has for long been dominated by male perspective. She exhorted women to educate themselves as a means of self- dependence. She encouraged women to abrogate all cliche’ stereotypes. She proposed a vote of thanks to chief guests, college principal, the managing committee, and all faculty members.