Jalandhar March 9 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya celebrated International Women’s day with great fervour and enthusiasm under the dynamic guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen. It was organized by Women Empowerment Cell lead by Dr. Ramnita Saini Sharda and Mrs. Protima Mander. Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen welcomed the Resource Person Dr. Tanya Sohi and congratulated the cell for organizing the event. She voiced her opinion that strong women build strong nations. So empowering women leads to empowerment of the nation at large.
The unique part of the celebration was address by student of Political Science (Hons.) which exemplifies the fact that HMV is incessantly working towards empowering women by providing them ample opportunities. Manvi Sharma talked about the various laws concerning women and also highlighted exciting lacunas in these laws. The address was followed by an interactive session with the students. Speaker of the day, Dr Tanya Sohi, Assistant Professor of English , Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, addressed the students virtually on ‘Retelling Her-Story to mark the International Women’s Day. She spoke on relevance of stories to record experiences, fears and to construct identity.
Stories are culturally powerful representations, therefore its required to not only re-tell these stories but also question. She talked about mythological stories that construct reality: Medusa, Pandora, Eve, Sita, Draupadi. She highlighted that these stories are now being re-written by authors like Margaret Etwood and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Cinematic representation of human is also now moving towards themes based on women. Dr. Ramnita Saini Sharda presented Vote of thanks to the Resource Person.