One Day Seminar on the Theme “Gender Equal Society: Issues and Perspectives”

Jammu, Sep 29 (KNS):  APEX BODY OF SPARSH (ABS), Cluster University of Jammu under the patronage of Prof. Bechan Lal, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Cluster University of Jammu in collaboration with the office of Dean Students Welfare (DSW) and the guidance of Chairperson of ABS, Dr. Vandana Khajuria organized one day seminar on the theme “Gender Equal Society: Issues and Perspectives” in SPMR College of Commerce. The programe began with lighting of lamp, accompanied by melodious Saraswati Vandana. The chief patron of the occasion Prof. Bechan Lal, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Cluster University of Jammu addressed the audience and spoke about the relevance of the topic in present time. Also, he lauded effort of the ABS in sensitizing the students and faculty of the constituent colleges and schools by organizing such programs. The resource persons of the event were renowned academician Dr. Poonam Dhawan, former Dean Academic Affairs, Cluster University of Jammu and Mrs. Snigdha Bakshi, Advocate and social worker.

The resource person Dr. Poonam Dhawan emphasized on “Gender Positive Initiative in Higher Education. She focused that the world should believe in gender equality as well as equity. She encouraged young student of the university to believe in philosophy “Live and Let Live”.
Advocate Snigda Bakshi, threw light on the various legal perspective of gender rights and made students and faculties aware about the legal rights in context with gender discrimination.

Earlier, the hon’ble chief patron, the esteemed resource persons and the other dignitaries and guest were welcomed by Chairperson of ABS, Dr. Vandana Khajuria who introduced the audience to the objective and purpose of Sensitization, Prevention and Redressal of Sexual Harassment (SPARSH).

The programe was attended by Dr. Jatinder Khajuria, Registrar, Cluster University of Jammu, Dean Academic Affairs Dr. Naveen Anand, Deans and Principals of constituent schools and colleges, faculties and students of the university.

The formal vote of thank was given by Assistant Professor Dr. Neetu Kumari, Member Secretary, ABS and the programe concluded with National Anthem.(KNS) 

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