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JAMMU: The Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu organised a one day workshop on Gender sensitization here today in collaboration with Dogra College of Education, Bari Brahmana.The theme of the workshop was “Gender Sensitization: Need of the Hour”. The workshop also commemorated International Women’s Day 2021. Dr. Naheed Soz, Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Women’s Development Corporation was the chief guest of the function.Dr. Kavita Suri, Director, Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu was the expert speaker of the workshop.Prominent among others present in the workshop included Dr. V.K. Sharma, Principal, Dogra College of Education, Dr. Bela Thakur, Principal, Dogra Degree College, Dr. Shefali Sharma, Academic Coordinator, Dogra College of Education, Dr Rewa Khajuria, Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu, faculty members and students.Speaking at the workshop, Dr. Naheed Soz, Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Women Development Corporation stressed the need for empowering and giving more respect to women for progress and prosperity of the society and thus achieving financial empowerment.She said that when power is given to women, they will be able to change the society in a harmonious manner with dignity and integrity. She also said that livelihoods were important components for women and there was a need to provide a source of livelihood to the women so that they could have a better life.“The women must be provided skilled training for self reliance through tailoring, weaving and handicraft work, service sector work, preferably the skill crafts,” added Dr sozDr. Kavita Suri, Director, Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu was the expert speaker of the workshop. While interacting with the students, she said that gender sensitization is the need of the hour and we all must start it from our homes. She discussed in detail the concept of sex, gender and gender sensitization.Student participants expressed their views on the theme and interacted with the expert asking several questions. Dr. Suri discussed the issue with videos, and real life examples from the society.Earlier, the programme started with the lighting of traditional lamp followed by the welcome address by Dr. Shefali Sharma, Academic Coordinator, Dogra College of Education.She emphasized that International Women’s Day is the time to reflect the progress for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their country and communities.The vote of thanks was moved by Vintee Kumari, Lecturer, Dogra College of Education.The programme concluded with the National anthem to show love and respect for our great nation.
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