Department of Students Welfare – MRIIRS and MRU, Faculty of Media Studies and Humanities – MRIIRS and Dr. O P Bhalla Foundation jointly celebrated the International Women’s Day 2022 with a series of events that covered awareness, education and celebration.
The day began with a Panel Discussion on the topic ‘Breaking the Bias’ that witnessed renowned Women Achievers from various walks of life talking about the challenges and motivators in their success story.
Smt. Renu Bhatia – Chairperson of the Haryana State Women’s Commission, graced the occasion with her presence as the Chief Guest and led the discussion. She underlined the fact that women are inherently strong in character and through the years, they have been able to ward off the challenges that come their way. Ms Bhatia also cited examples of the hardships that she had to endure in her life before she could create a niche for herself.
Dr. Sanjay Srivastava – Vice-Chancellor MRIIRS, Lt. (Rtd.) R.K. Anand – Director General MRIIRS, Ms. Sanyogita Sharma – Director Schools MRIS and other senior functionaries took part in the discussion along with faculty members and students in attendance.
Eminent Panelists like Prof Bijaylakshmi Nanda – Principal Miranda House (Delhi University), Dr Neeta Dhabhai – Gynecologist, Chairman & Director Unfold Foundation, Ms. Anupama Jha – former India Head of Transparency International and a well known Corporate Trainer, Smt. Alok Deep – Educationist and Activist, Ms. Ajeya Deep – Activist & Oscar Awardee and Mr. Rajesh Inamdar – CEO Mohar Organics Pvt. Ltd. engaged in discussions about challenges and the hurdles that women have to face to break the patriarchal mindset of the society.
Addressing the gathering, Vice-Chancellor Prof Sanjay Srivastava emphasized the ‘Important Role of Women in Nation Building’ and shared the exemplary contributions being made by them in all fields.
Panel Discussion was followed by a Sufi Qawwali Concert by the Sufi Kings- “NIZAMI BANDHU” organized under the banner of Manav Rachna – Spicmacay Chapter to cherish womanhood.
The event was graced by Dr. Prashant Bhalla – President MREI, Dr. M.M. Kathuria – Trustee Manav Rachna, Dr. Sanjay Srivastava – Vice-Chancellor MRIIRS, Dr.I.K.Bhat – Vice-Chancellor MRU, Dr. D.S. Sengar – Pro-Vice Chancellor MRU, Dr. Pradeep Kumar – Pro-Vice Chancellor MRIIRS, Dr. Kameshwar Singh – Registrar MRU, Mr. Atul Kalra – Director Administration along with other senior functionaries, faculty members and students from different departments.