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ITS UG Campus has organized Balika Utsav and an award ceremony (Mahila Shakti Puraskar and Women Achiever Award) in association with Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA) Delhi and Dr. Swarn Chawla Memorial Foundation Delhi on 9th Mar 2022


On the occasion of International Women's Day, I.T.S Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad in association with Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA) Delhi, and Dr. Swarn Chawla Memorial Foundation Delhi jointly organized Balika Utsav and an award ceremony (Mahila Shakti Puraskar and Women Achiever Award) at I.T.S Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad. The program delved into discussions on women's empowerment, women's rights, gender inequality, and menstrual hygiene-related health issues, aiming to create awareness and honor 42 exemplary women from various fields across the country who are actively contributing to the upliftment and empowerment of women in society. Dr. Jitendra Nagar, Program Coordinator and ESDA Chairman, highlighted in his welcome address that the event was organized to celebrate the Beti Bachao Andolan initiated by ESDA since 2005 and to promote Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, adopted by the United Nations in 2015. He emphasized the importance of gender equality as a fundamental human right and the cornerstone of a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. The Beti Bachao Andolan's primary objectives include ending gender inequality, combating female foeticide, abolishing the dowry system, empowering women, and raising awareness of women's rights. Mrs. Sunita Dayal, the Honorable Mayor of Ghaziabad and the chief guest of the program, stressed the significance of such initiatives in raising awareness and empowering women. She advocated for the celebration of daughters every day and condemned discrimination between daughters and sons. Drawing reference to the film "Pad Man," she emphasized the need for greater awareness about menstrual hygiene, particularly in rural areas. Keynote speaker and guest, Suman Oscar, an Oscar Award winner and renowned advocate for menstrual hygiene, shared her journey and highlighted the challenges faced by women and girls, especially in rural areas, regarding menstruation-related issues. Dr. Sunil Kumar Pandey, Director IT & UG, I.T.S Mohan Nagar, emphasized the importance of providing modern education to girls for their empowerment, emphasizing education as the key to progress and equality. Various other speakers, including Dr. Seema, District Food Supply Officer, Mr. J. P. Chawla, Chairman of Dr. Swarn Chawla Foundation, Mr. Raj Singh Bhati, Director of Galgotias University, and Ms. Nutan Bhati, Managing Director of Oxford Public School, emphasized the need for greater female participation in various sectors and the celebration of women's achievements every day. The event honored outstanding women such as Sunita Dayal, Ms. Suman Oscar, Dr. Seema PCS, Prof. Nancy Sharma, Dr. Kavita Khatana, Ms. Nutan Bhati, and others with Mahila Shakti Puraskar and Woman Achiever Awards, recognizing their significant contributions to women's empowerment. Dr. Kavita Khatana, Post Doctoral Fellow of Shiv Nadar Institute of Eminence, expressed gratitude to all the guests, and Dr. Milan Yadav efficiently managed the stage. Cultural programs presented by students added vibrancy to the event.

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