Prof. (Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi delivers the inaugural talk
KMV is the only college in the region to introduce Gender Sensitisation Program
Jalandhar November 6 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (Autonomous) has introduced Gender Sensitisation Program, a unique program to create awareness on gender issues. KMV is the first and only institution to introduce this programin its curriculum as a value-added program for semester III undergraduate students.This program aims to develop the gender perspective to transform the attitude and behaviour positively toward gender roles and responsibilities.
Prof. Atima Sharma Dwivedi who is deeply committed to the upliftment of marginalised women and communities, initiated the inaugural talk by considering gender equality a human issue. She emphasised that men and women both need to be sensitised toward gender issues. She inspired the students to believe in themselves to achieve gender equality. She further shed light on various societal issues like lack of equal opportunities, dowry and physical & psychological violence. The session became all the more interesting with live inputs from students during the course of healthy interaction with them.
It is pertinent to mention that this program helps to create an environment that promotes gender equality. The program consists of three modules. The first module involvesa series of lectures on pertinent gender issues by senior and experienced faculty of the college, renowned doctor and lawyer of the city. The next important module is the open house session, chaired by visionary Principal Prof. Atima Sharma Dwivedi, Director, Women Studies Centre. It also provides a platform for students to share their views, thoughts and experience son gender issues.
Another important module is the Workshop on self-defence techniques The very purpose of this workshop is to build confidence among students and make them self reliant and confident. Madam Principal lauded the efforts of Mrs. Amarpreet Khurana, Co-ordinator Women Studies Centre for implementing the program successfully.