AMU: Four days workshop on Gender Mainstreaming concludes

Anam Beg | January 30, 2017

Centre for Women’s Studies, Aligarh Muslim University in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) organized a four days workshop on ‘Gender Mainstreaming’, from January 27th, 2017 to January 30th, 2017 in pursuance of the Gender Champion Scheme of the University Grants Commission, under the aegis of MHRD, Government of India. About 55 students, from various faculties, participated in the workshop. The workshop focused primarily on gender sensitization and mainstreaming.

The convener of the program was Prof. Nighat Ahmad, Director, Centre for Women’s Studies; Dr. Salma Shaheen, Principal, Women’s Polytechnic was the co-convener; and Prof. Shehroz Alam Rizvi, Deputy Director, Centre for Women’s Studies was also the co-convener of the program. The audience applauded over the efforts of Akanksha Sharma, Training Coordinator and Hina Mishra, Facilitator of the Workshop.

Mr. Stanzin Dawa, Resource Person, RGNIYD, spoke in ‘Student Leadership Program’ on the concluding day, i.e. January 30th, 2017. He spoke on the pressing issues with regard to leadership, giving examples of efficient leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Indira Gandhi. He stressed on the importance of vision, confidence, ability to understand, convincing power, body language and the use of three Hs, i.e. Head, Heart and Hand.

Students reciting National Anthem | Photo: Mohammad Hasan Ahmad

Brigadier (Retd.) Syed Ahmad Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University shared his experiences and vision towards an egalitarian society, while addressing the gathering at the valedictory function. He encouraged the female students to participate in various activities and help others too, to get education as it is the best tool to reform the society. He thanked the guests, conveners, nodal teachers, participants, and the audience.

At the valedictory function the mementos to the guests were presented, followed by the certificates to the participants. Vote of thanks was offered by Prof. Shehroz Alam Rizvi, while the session was conducted by Dr. Parveen Farooqui. The session ended with melodious recitation of National Anthem of India.

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