Bengaluru, March 2023: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) celebrated International Women’s Day with a lot enthusiasm with week-long celebrations marked by a series of events aimed to empower girls and promote gender equality. The theme for this 12 months’s celebration was “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”. MAHE organized a video-making and article-writing competitors for girls of completely different age teams.
Present on the event have been Mrs. Vasanti R. Pai, Trustee, MAHE Trust; Chief Guest Smt. Rekha Sharma, Chairperson National Commission for Women (NCW), New Delhi; Guests of Honour Dr. Vanita N. Torvi, World Ambassador – Child Rights, International Human Rights Observatory (IHRO); Dr H S Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, MAHE; Lt. General ( Dr) M.D. Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, MAHE; Mrs Indira Ballal Entrepreneur & Philontherapist; Mrs. Kusuma Venkatesh, Educationist; alongside with MAHE officers have been current on the ceremony.
Chief Guest Smt. Rekha Sharma, Chairperson National Commission for Women (NCW) stated, “It is an honour to be a half of this occasion on the event of International Women’s Day. It is necessary to acknowledge and rejoice the achievements of girls who’ve made a vital contribution to society. Women have proved repeatedly that they’ll break boundaries and excelling in all fields. However, there may be nonetheless a lengthy solution to go relating to attaining gender equality. I hope this occasion serves as a platform to encourage extra girls to return ahead and make their mark on the earth.”
Presidential Address by Mrs. Vasanti R. Pai, Trustee, MAHE Trust stated, “I’m delighted to be a half of this occasion on the event of International Women’s Day. At Manipal Academy of Higher Education, we have now all the time been dedicated to selling gender equality and offering equal alternatives to all. We imagine that empowering girls is essential to constructing a robust and affluent society. Through initiatives such because the video making and article writing competitors, we intention to offer a platform for younger girls to showcase their expertise and creativity. I urge all of the contributors to proceed pursuing their goals and aspirations.”
Speaking in regards to the occasion Dr. Vanita N. Torvi, World Ambassador – Child Rights, International Human Rights Observatory (IHRO) stated, “Women’s has grown within the subject of Science & Technology and achieved success of their area. Now, within the subject of Innovation, girls’s are digitally empowered not solely in city areas, but additionally in rural areas throughout PAN India. She emphasised, how girls experiences and views associated to challenges encountered in creating an inclusive ecosystem at a grassroots degree. It is heartening to see the progress made within the combat for gender equality over time. However, there may be nonetheless a lengthy solution to go. Girls around the globe proceed to face boundaries to training, healthcare, and equal alternatives. We must work collectively to interrupt down these boundaries and be certain that each lady has entry to training and equal alternatives. Let us all pledge to create a world the place each lady can thrive and attain her full potential.”
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M.D. Venkatesh, Vice- Chancellor, MAHE stated, “As we rejoice International Women’s Day, it is very important acknowledge the vital position that girls play in our society. Women are the spine of households, communities, and nations. They should not solely accountable for nurturing and elevating the longer term era but additionally contribute considerably to the economic system. It is our collective duty to make sure that girls have equal alternatives to achieve their full potential. This can solely be achieved via inclusive insurance policies and gender-sensitive practices. Let us all pledge to work in the direction of constructing a extra equal and simply society.”
The program was adopted with a Symposium coordinated by Prof. Balakrishna Rao, Director IT & Digital MAHE, with the Theme on “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for gender equality”. The panellist have been Ms Jyotsna Budideti, CEO and Co-Founder of Space Sense.ai.Paris; Dr. Vanita N. Torvi, World Ambassador – Child Rights, International Human Rights Observatory (IHRO); Ms Khyati Bhayana, Co-Founder and Head –R&D, Mediteak (Pvt) Ltd; Mrs Adithi Bhakta, Technical Lead , Chipsy IT Services. The symposium was moderated by Dr Poornima Panduraga, MIT, Manipal.
The programme concluded with an extravaganza cultural program carried out staffs and college students of MAHE.
On March sixth The FIT Woman Cyclothon was organized at MAHE , Mrs. Indira Ballal and Mrs. Kusuma Venkatesh flagged off the occasion at MAHE, Manipal, within the presence of Dr H S Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, Lt. General ( Dr) M.D. Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, MAHE. About 150 girls participated within the occasion, the place they cycled a course from Edu Building to RTO circle, Manipal, and again
In addition there was a video-making competitors organised primarily based on the theme, whereas the article writing competitors’s subject was centred on “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for gender equality.”
There have been three teams for each competitions: Group A for contributors aged between 12-15 years, Group B for these aged between 16-19 years, and Group C for contributors aged 20 years and above. The shortlisted submissions shall be displayed on the day of the occasion at Dr. TMA Pai Hall. The Winners of the competitors have been felicitated.Overall, MAHE’s International Women’s Day celebration was a resounding success, with a series of events that promoted gender equality and ladies’s empowerment. MAHE’s dedication to creating an ecosystem that fosters gender equality is commendable, and we hope that their efforts will encourage different organisations to do the identical.