Women Development Cell Events 2017-18
Event -1--Self Defence Workshop by WDC in collaboration SPUWAC OF Delhi Police on 15th September, 2015.
The WDC in collaboration with the SPUWAC of Delhi Police organized a One- Day workshop for the girl students of the college on 22nd September, 2015. The workshop was organized to make the girl students more aware, prepared, and ready for any situation that may occur in their everyday life on any given day. The girl students were taught- how to use their bags, pens, dupattas and other objects in their defence. They were told about the key points where they can hit in order to save themselves from molesters. The aim of this training was to make the students more independent and empowered so that they can fight against the social evils happening in society. The students also discussed their everyday eve teasing issues with the trainers and learned basic tips and help line numbers.
Event-2— Lecture on “Gender Sensitization” on 11th October, 2015
The WDC of SBS College always promotes gender equality in the college campus and trains students to promote this social cause outside the college as well. On 11th October when the International Girl Child day was celebrated all over the world the WDC of SBS college organised a lecture on “Gender Sensitization” for the boy students of the college. Gender Trainers Ms. Pratishtha Arora and Ms Smriti from the Centre for Social Research urged the students to foster gender equality acting in partnership with girls as agents of change. The lecture was an interactive session where the students shared their experiences and reactions focused on modification of behavior by raising awareness of gender equality and gender sensitization.
Event-3—Workshop on “ Social Surfing” on 29th January, 2016.
A workshop on “Social Surfing” was organized by the WDC in association with the Centre for Social Research and Facebook. The workshop was organized to create a culture of positive gender sensitive online environment, by promoting use of counter speech, through sensitive campaigns and listing user-driven best practices. The workshop had 4 sessions.
Session One: Access Is Empowerment
Session Two: User’s Control Over online Information
Session Three: Counter Speech in the Indian Context
Session Four: Youth Rules
A number of events are regularly organized by Women Development Cell of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College in the interest of women. WDC had organized various workshops and lectures on extreme topics like cyber security and safety, kanya bhrun hatya or sniffing of unborn fetuses in womb.
Convener (2018-19) : Dr. Kamlesh Kumari
- In the latest semester, 3 more events were organized by WDC, the First one was -- A lecture session organized on August 12, 2014 on the Topic "How to prepare for UPSC exams". The session was an enthusiastic and motivational lecture which was delivered by Ms. Naina Karol, a young lecturer of SBSC College who recently wrote her first attempt, cleared the UPSC exam and got selected for Indian Revenue Services. She was warmly welcomed by Dr. Kamlesh Kumari, the convener of WDC, and the students of our college. A memento of bunch of flowers was presented to her on behalf of full team of WDC by Dr. Poonam Sharma, member, WDC. Ms. Naina shared her experiences with students on how she prepared for the UPSC exam in a planned way and the faults that she committed during her preparations so that the students do not commit them in future. Her dedication, hard work and tremendous efforts led her to the position she has reached. She told the students about the importance of this exam and how to prepare for it. She asked the students to read different newspapers, magazines and journals regularly to be updated with current affairs and told about a few websites, setup by UPSC toppers, which would help in achieving the objective of cracking the UPSC exam. Students asked Ms. Naina the doubts and queries they had and received appropriate and informative answers. She provided her e-mail ID to students and assured them that if anyone had any queries about the exam, they can mail her anytime and she would resolve them. The entire session was very motivating and informative. It ended with a vote of thanks by Ms. Sonika Sharma, member, WDC.
- The second event was ---- An essay writing competition organized by Women Development Cell on August 21, 2014. It was aimed at getting a glimpse of the thoughts of today’s youth on the sensitive topic of “Safety and Empowerment of Women in India”. The problems faced by the women of today are varied and numerous. The activity was designed to get some probable solutions to the situation of women in India. A total of 56 students participated in the event from diverse backgrounds such as Hindi, Arts and Commerce. The response of the students was overwhelming. They gathered in the college compound by 11:15. The event started at 11:30, the time limit for essay writing was 45 minutes, and there was no word limit. The Teachers and Volunteers, who were part of the Women Development Cell, maintained the discipline and decorum of the event. The event ended at 12:15. The winners received the certificates and prize money. The prize money for the winners was INR.3000, INR.2000, and INR.1000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively. The program ended with light refreshment and a vote of thanks by the members of WDC.
- The third event was organized on October 20, 2014. It was a speech by famous attorney Ms. Bulbul Das on the topic “Women and Law: Gender Justice”. Due to lack of knowledge, women in India face serious problems. Thus, the speech was conducted to provide students with information on law and their rights. She talked about the legal system, the procedure to file different cases, people’s rights and different types of laws like civil law, economic law etc. She also talked about laws related to women, family, human trafficking and protection of women from cruelty. She discussed about the laws related to dowry under section 498 A and 304B of Indian Penal Code. Over 100 students attended the event. The event started at 11 o’ clock. Ms Das spoke about laws passed in recent years like Prevention of Child Marriage Act, Right to Information (RTI) - 2005, Juvenile Justice Act- 2000, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, etc. She cleared all the doubts and queries of the students at the end of the session. The entire lecture was very informative and thought provoking. The session ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Meera Mehta, member, WDC.
- Session on “Understanding mind through spirituality" 11th Feb’ 2015, The session on meditation started with a welcome speech by Dr. Sonika Sharma, thereafter, Ms. Divya Bajaj, teacher from the Art of Living Foundation was presented by Dr. Kamlesh, convener WDC. The session was then taken over by Divya mam, starting with the basic and brief note on true meaning of meditation, she further detailed out interesting and valuable thoughts on its benefits, she added that meditation reduces theoscillation of mind and enhances positivity. Students then practiced meditation and shared their experience on the same; post this, students interactively participated in QA round and raised their queries which were gracefully responded by Divya madam and a video on the journey of meditation of SRI SRI RAVISHANKAR (GURU JI) was then shown to the students.After, this Dr. Sonika Sharma and Jay Vasani, a student, shared their past experience on meditation and how their life transformed positively by practicing it regularly. The session was then concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Kamlesh.
- Cancer Awareness talk along with Indian Cancer Society was organised on 9th March, 2015 in the college. The sessions were well attended and a very interactive question answer happened.
Convener (2018-19) : Ms. Garima Yadav