Creating awareness on women's plight

SPECIAL DAY

 While some colleges chose to celebrate student’s day on the same day, others put up skits, dances, seminars and a few of them even chose to play games.

Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College never lags behind when it comes to celebrations.
As a part of International Women’s Day, the college organised games and the winners were given attractive gifts.

The amateur artistes Bhageerathi Bayi and Mangala along with Karnataka Nataka Academy staged a two women act. The actors wove the play around two mythological characters. 

Jyoti Nivas College too was abuzz with activities on Women’s Day.

The JNC girls celebrated Students’ Day on the same day. They came looking their best in ethnic wear.

 “On Students’ Day, we wear saris and anything Indian. It was a sort of double celebration for us,” said Sukanya, one of the students.

The classes got over early and the students headed off to witness the many programmes that were held in the auditorium. “A few songs were sung and some skits were staged on how women should be respected and treated well instead of being insulted or assaulted,” she added.

The Department of Sociology, Human Rights and Women’s Cell of the Mount Carmel University organised seminars, plays, music and an inter-collegiate competition to observe the day. 

There was a debate on the topic, Empowerment of women through economic independence is a myth where students battled it out to get to the top slot.

The essay competition on the topic Surrogate motherhood had a good number of student participation.

The poster-making competition on the topic, Missing women (Sex ratio imbalance) had students bring out their creativity, “these programmes were carefully thought of and picked by the faculty. It was an attempt to create an awareness about the plight of women in society and to draw one’s attention to problems concerning women,” said Sunanya, one of the participants.

Some of the other programmes were a talk by K G Gayathridevi on Gender Equality, Family and Education and a documentary screening.

 Most themes were either on women or about issues related to women.

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