Women Development Cell of Shivaji College, University organised an International Conference on Women’s Leadership for Global Peace and Prosperity on January 9 and 10. The event began with the national anthem followed by the lighting of the lamp by all the dignitaries.
The inaugural ceremony began with a welcome address by our Principal, Dr. Shashi Nijhawan. The chief guest for the day, Prof. D.P. Singh, Chairman, UGC. The keynote speaker Prof. Margaret Rose Hunt, Dept of History, Uppsala University, Sweden and Ms harjinder kaur Talwar, National President of FLO, and founder of the company Comvision, addressed the gathering by throwing light on the women working at grass root, middle and top tiers of any organisation. Prof. S.C. Bhatla, Department of Botany, University of Delhi illuminated the audience on the importance of educating women.
The WDC conference further proceeded to the Session I :Women’s Education: Scientists & Innovators which was chaired by Dr. Darshan Malik. Also Dr.Rita Bencivenga as the speaker. Nextly the conference had it’s last event of the day1
Session II : Women’s Safety in Domestic, Public and Workspaces which was chaired by Prof. Margaret Rose Hunt and the speakers were empowered women’s like Ms. Heather Dawn Morse and Prof. Usha tandon.
The day 2 of the International Conference on 10th January, began with Session 3 on the topic “Women as Policy-Makers and their Role in the Political/Economic Sphere”. The session was chaired by Dr. Renu Batra .The speakers for the session were – Ms. Nayana Sahasrabuddhe, Prof. Bhagyashree S. Verma and Prof. Wendy Faye Singer
The next event of the day was the Jijabai Award Ceremony, which honors heroes who’ve worked hard in the field of Women Empowerment. The Chief Guest and the Guest of Honor for the same were Smt. Baby Rani Maurya and Ms. Surina Rajan, IAS, respectively. Smarita Sengupta, Shafiqur Rahman Khan, Lakhimi Baruah, Anita Gupta and Masooma Rizvi were awarded with Jijabai Awards.
The event concluded successfully with a Cultural Evening featuring Meri Zindagi, the first female rock band of India, who perform songs with lyrics that raise awareness about various social causes.