International Women's Day Celebrations
on March 8th, 2016, Women's Studies Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala and Youth Welfare Department , in collaboration with Patiala District Administration celebrated Women's Day in the premises of the University. Women and Child Welfare Department and District Programme Officer were actively involved in the celebrations. The programme started with the lightening of holy flame by Dr.Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the University, A.D.C Mr. Tripathi, D.C.Mr.Ranveer and Dr.Jagjeet Kaur. The stage was managed by Dr.Ritu Lehal, Director, Women's Studies Centre. While conducting the stage, Dr.Lehal said the thrust areas to be touched in the programme were Women Empowerment, Beti Parao Beti Bachoo and Domestic Violence. Addressing the audience, ADC Mr.Tripathi expressed his worries about the declining sex ratio. He was of the view that balancing sex ratio is the main indicator of women empowerment. D.C. of Patiala Mr. Ramveer Singh, while expressing his views told that there was much equality in ancient times as compared to modern age. Vice-Chanchellor of University, Dr. Jaspal Singh spoke about the inclusive development as no development can take place if it is negating the development share of 50% population of the world. Dr.Satish Verma, former Director Youth Welfare Department said that change of behaviour in daily life is the dire need to bring equality in society. Dr.Monica Chawla suggested the measures to curb the evils like domestic violence.
Besides the Women Sarpanches, Women Nambardars , 40 Women who made a name in different fields were hounoured on the stage. Ms Pushpa Devi, Traffic Incharge, Ms. Urmila founder of Birdh Ashram were among them. Dr.Jagjit Kaur, President of Women Club, Punjabi University, Patiala was also honoured for her contribution to the welfare of women and Children Ms. Shina, Ms.Balbir Kaur SDM Nabha, Mr.Bikram Shergill SDM Rajpura, Ms. Anita Preet, ADC General and ADC Development were also present at the occassion.
The other members of Women's Club, Punjabi University, Patiala Ms. Chawla, Dr. Daisy Walia, Dr.Diljeet Mann, Dr. Balwinder Bhatti, Ms.Parmjeet Sidhu were also present there. A dance drama, a short film and a play based on women issues were also shown.