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SEMINAR ON EDUCATION, EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT

SEMINAR ON EDUCATION, EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT

IIM SIRMAUR ORGANISES SEMINAR ON EDUCATION, EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT 


Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur conducted a day-long online seminar on the topic “Education, Equality and Empowerment” on the occasion of “National Girl Child Day” on 24th January 2022.  Professor (Dr) Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur presided over the inaugural ceremony. 

In her inaugural address, Prof. Rohmetra opined that empowerment of women as contributors, is cardinal to strengthen the national economy. “Education is key to empowerment as it enables and prepares to respond to the challenges, to confront the confirmed beliefs”, she said. She expressed that gender discrimination still exists both in explicit and latent forms and transformative steps are needed to address this. According to Prof. Rohmetra, women in India have unexplored potentials which they need to explore as equal economical and psychological partner in the growth process. “Girls at home and families deserve equal opportunities to education, health and other basics with respect. We must train our girls to take decisions independently, they should be able to raise voices whenever required, and should attempt professions by choice. Parents and families must come forward and support their daughters and daughter-in-law’s in every possible dimension”, she emphasized. Towards the end of her address, she thanked all the panelists and appreciated the organizing team of the seminar. Earlier, Dr. Devika Vashisht, Presiding Officer, ICC, IIM Sirmaur delivered the welcome remarks during the inaugural.

Later during the day, two panel discussions were held. The speakers included Prof. Sanjram PK, IIT Indore, Dr. Aradhna Malik, IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Daisy Bora Talukar, Dibrugarh University, Assam, Prof. Mary E John, JNU, New Delhi, Prof. Azra Musavi, Aligarh Muslim University, Prof. MP Ganesh, IIT Hyderabad and Dr. Sabiha Hashami, IIT Goa, who shared their valuable views on the seminar theme.

The event witnessed the participation of nearly 200 registered participants from across the country. They appreciated the initiative undertaken by IIM Sirmaur to sensitize stakeholders on various facets and issues relating to women and the girl child.