Udupi: Talk on 'A world of equals, is a world of progress' held at SMVITM

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Udupi, May 21: Women empowerment cell of Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management (SMVIT) in association with NCC unit organised a talk on 'A world of equals, is a world of progress' by Rtn PHF Deepa Bhandary, former vice principal, St Mary’s English Medium School, Udupi, on May 17. 

Deepa Bhandary started her session by giving insights into the importance of celebrating the Women’s Day and said that it should be celebrated daily not only a single day. She said that this year the Women’s Day was celebrated with a tag line of 'Don’t think about making women fit the world, think about making the world fit women'. She said that the women are there in every sector of the society. "We should invest on women, accelerate the progress of the women, which will be help for the growth of the digital India," she said. 

She continued explaining about gender equality. "It is all about equal opportunity based on choices, capabilities, and knowledge," she said adding that nowadays women are in NCC unit, in all fields of education, all sectors of job, in firefighting to pilot of war planes. In the recent days opportunities for women and men in business, corporate and in government sector is helpful in economic development of the country, she said. 

She gave her own example that previously there was no member in the rotary club and now she is the president of the rotary club and many of the women are the members of the rotary club. Women and men can work together for the progress of the society, she said. 

She continued saying that the gender equal society should be free of bias, stereotype, and discrimination rather it should be equitable, inclusive, valued and should be celebrated. She said that there are many benefits of gender equal society like peacefulness, there will be prosperity in the society, prevents violence, enhances the productivity in the society, there will be economic growth.

She said that some of the reasons for gender inequality includes uneven education, lack of employment, job segregation, lack of religious freedom, racism societal mind-set.

At the end she gave tips to the men and women in the session to build self-confidence, grab every opportunity to showcase the talent, to become financially independent, work for the sustainable development and support the society to grow.

The session was very much interactive and the students. Nidhi Patkar of third year AI-DS branch compared the program. More than 200 students and faculty and staff of SMVITM were present in the programme. Dr Thirumaleshwara Bhat, principal was present for the session and appreciated for conduction of such kind of useful programme for the benefit of the students.




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