8th March is internationally celebrated as the "International Women's Day". It is an important occasion for all of us to pause for a moment to reflect on ourselves, to appreciate how much has been done and what more needs to be done to bring gender equality. School of Education, Jaipur National University organized various Inter University/ College competitions from 8th March to 13th March. Dr Meenu Singh coordinated this programme. 77 students of various schools of JNU and from different Universities participated in this programme. The programme began with the lighting of lamp by the Director, Prof. Kamla Vashisth, followed by the inaugural speech. The first day programme, started with enthusiasm on the presentations of Safety App for women.
The presentations acquainted the audience with various Apps of Women Safety for self defense. 20 participants presented different Apps on women safety namely Vith U App, Safetipin, Shake2Safety, bSafe, Smart 24X7, Stay Secure and TaxiPixi in a technical manner.. Manisha not only described safety App but also mentioned how it can be downloaded. The judges for the event were Prof. Rita Arora and Dr. Rishikesh Mishra analyzed the presentation of each participant. The event was concluded by Ms Renu Sharma with a beautiful poem entitled â€œNari Shakti".
The day did not end here, the competitions were scheduled for the next day as well. There was story competition that to be submitted in written form. The numbers of participants were 17. The topic for the story writing competition was â€œEnacting the success stories of the women from your vicinity". Ritu student of BSc (Hons) Biotechnology depicted the life story of a woman who surpassed all hurdles of her life and achieved great heights. Kusum shekh, a student of D. Pharma also filled everyone with great zeal by depicting the life story of woman from her vicinity.
The competition organised on 10th March was â€œPoster Competition ". There were total of 16 participants. The theme was " Indian Women: In Multifarious, roles". The posters were so eye catching that it became so difficult for the judges to analyze each poster. Kumari Jagriti beautifully presented the multifarious role of women in posters. Meena S. kureep of B.SC B.Ed depicted different roles of a woman in spheres of life. The day 13th March opened with great passion. There was poem recitation competition. A total of 24 students participated in the competition. The chief guest for the event was prof. A.P.Garg, pro- V.C. who along with the Director Prof. Kamla Vashisth lighted the lamp to start the event. The poems recited were on the topic "Empowered Women". Rashmi, a student of SILLAS contrasted the position of women in mythologies with the current position of women in society. On the other hand Saurabh Bansal, got second prize for presenting the male psyche regarding women and female foeticide prevailing in the society. The day came to its end with the speech by prof. A.P.Garg on scientific details related to chromosomes, Intelligentsia genes and the declining in the size of Y chromosomes that will gradually become a threat to the society. He also talked about the social boycott of the assaulter. His speech filled our heart with great enthusiasm. The day was concluded with the distribution of trophies and certificates to the winners by Prof. A.P. Pro- V.C. It was great to celebrate programmes on Women's Day.