The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women. There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. Woman has suffered for aeons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance. The idea of perfect womanhood is perfect independence. There is no hope of rise for that family or country where there is no estimation of women, where they live in sadness.
Keeping this in view, IAMR offered a platform on auspicious day of International Women Day celebration, where innovative ideas, insights and experiences and its correlation with practices in society to gender discrimination were shared with academic community.
The event enhanced sensitivity and enriched the participants regarding issues and challenges relevant to gender discrimination. It also highlighted the women’s lives transformation in various disciplines. It also cleared few myths among human related to women rights with special reference to mythology. The whole event was divided into two sessions i.e. Expert Talk by Honb’le Ms Anshu Bansal , Joint Secretary , IAMR & Prof. Lalit Sharma , Director , IAMR Ghaziabad followed by Panel Discussion on the theme “Transforming Women’s Lives.”
Esteemed Ms. Anshu Bansal highlighted the real causes and challenges the women are facing in rural and urban areas. She sensitized the women community to accept this challenge and to take the initiative from her own family in order to turn this awareness of women empowerment into reality. She focused upon lots of social evils still prevailing in rural areas.
Prof. Lalit Sharma expressed his opinions and focused upon that woman is not weak but gets her strength from distress and struggle. He highlighted that women have to realize her strength as individual first rather than dependability upon others, then the day is not far to be a woman empowered. He also quoted his live example of following equality in his life.
Dr. Poonam Gupta, dept of Management opened the platform for panel discussion by highlighting the issue that god’s creation is equal than why we discriminate for our own selfishness.
Prof. Anita Notani dept. of management played the role of moderator of Panel discussion by highlighting the burning issues in the form of queries to Panelist and also emphasized upon to what extent male is responsible for that.
The following issues were highlighted in panel discussion.
- There is a gap of perception among the mind set of people in India. We are somewhere lacking to mentor our own kids in family regarding gender equality. There is a requirement to identify this gap and thus the step has to be taken from each family itself.
- Transformation in women’s lives has rapidly taken place in all areas including Medical science, Management, and technical field too.
- Women has to understand her own identity individually although male is also equally responsible with equal support. Women should not accept to be the victim of social evils prevailing in world and government also need to look into this matter, although various laws are incorporated in constitution for the same.
- Renaissance has already taken place all over the world to owe the responsibilities
The session was concluded by Dr. Vivek Pachauri, Associate Professor, Dept of Management by highlighting its relationship with mythology. He focused that there are several myths that has to be cleared which can shape your perception and attitude not to discriminate gender wise. He focused upon humanity and expressed that there is no women and men but it is male and female Human being. He supported discussion with quotes from mythology.
The session was ended with doubt raised by the audience including students and academic fraternities from various disciplines and answers by panelist.