Women colleges in Chandigarh all set to celebrate Women’s Day

  • Darsprab Kaur, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2016 08:41 IST
Chandigarh colleges are all set to celebrate Womens’ Day. (Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)

Postgraduate Government College For Girls, Sector 11

Women’s Day is a special day in this college and will be celebrated over two days. “We will begin with a health awareness programme on March 8 and have planned a talk by one of the leading doctors on Down’s Syndrome. Following this, we have a whole series of events spread over two days, including lectures on women empowerment,” says Anita Kaushal, principal of GCG 11, adding, “Being a woman, I want young girls to come forward and be aware of all that is happening around as this is the need of the hour and this awareness should not only be confined to academics,” she says.

Government College For Girls, Sector 42

The college celebrates womanhood throughout the year. It has a women’s cell and a gender equity and non-discrimination society under which they conduct gender training workshops. “We look into reproductive health as well as the emotional health of young women and have a tie-up with a non-government organisation called Sanjh Jagori and conduct various workshops,” says Jyoti Seth, head of department, sociology and coordinator of the society. The college plans to organise a small event for the faculty on Women’s Day since students have exams.

MCM DAV College For Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh

The college will mark the day by honouring 20 girls from the city who have achieved remarkable heights in different fields. This is being done in collaboration with the State Aids Control Society in association with state National Service Scheme cell, education department, Chandigarh administration and Yuvsatta. “We will honour these women to encourage other such young women to empower themselves. We aim at overall societal development rather than just looking at one or two aspects of development,” says Bikram Singh Rana, state liaison officer (NSS), Chandigarh administration.

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