09-MAR-2019: AMU Celebrates Women's Day
Aligarh, March 9: Various departments and faculties in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) celebrated the progress made by women in all walks of life and acknowledged their role over the years to mark the International Women's Day.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the Department of Political Science Women's Day Function on United Nations theme, 'Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change,' Prof Anwar Jahan Zuberi (Former Vice Chancellor, Calicut University) shared anecdotes of women at the forefront from the Indian Freedom Movement to current state of higher education.
Delineating how #MeToo reverberated all over the world in surprising and profound ways, she said it is not a fight against men, but a movement, which will move forward with participations from men.
Prof Samina Khan (Department of English) discussed the state of the struggle for equal rights for women. "Symbolism and a change of mindset is necessary," she asserted.
Dr Adil Ghazanavi read the UN message on creating unprecedented opportunities for women.
Prof Nigar Zuberi (Chairperson, Department of Political Science) delivered the welcome address, while Dr Mohibul Haq proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Perwez conducted the programme and Dr Mosaib also spoke on the occasion.
Debate and essay writing competition were also organised to mark Women's Day celebrations at the Department of Political Science.
The Centre of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension (CCAEE) celebrated Women's Day with poetry sessions and special lectures.
Professor Aysha Munira Rasheed (Deputy Director, CCAEE) spoke on the extra-nutritional needs of women how women rights are curbed.
Conducting the programme, Dr Shamim Akhtar (Assistant Professor, CCAEE) explained how Women's Day emerged from the activities of labour movements before the UN adopted this day as International Women's Day.
Ms Musharraf Jahan (Assistant Professor, CCAEE) urged women to work more hard.
CCAEE learners, Rahat Parween, Gulshad Shuja and Mujahida recited poems, while Priya Saraswat delivered a speech.
Ms Shaneela proposed the vote of thanks.
In the jointly organised programme of the Faculty of Unani Medicine and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Students Union; the Chief Guest, Prof Qamar A Kazmi (Former Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine) spoke on the challenges faced by girl students.
Prof Khalid Zaman (Dean, Faculty Unani Medicine) and Prof Saud Ali Khan (Principal Ajmal Khan TIbbiya College) delineated how celebrating Women's Day with greater prominence helps to reinforce and highlight the rights of women.
Guests of Honour, Prof Shagufta Aleem (Chairperson Amraz-e-Jild-wa-Zohrawiya) and Dr Nuzhat Akhtar (Regima Hijamah Clinic) discussed the need for gender balance in workspaces and communities.
Dr Sumbul Rehman (Organizing Secretary) delivered the welcome speech, while Fakhara Khan (Convenor, Cabinet Member, AMUSU) conducted the programme.
Public Relations Office
Aligarh Muslim University
Related PicturesProf Anwar Jahan Zuberi addressing at the Dept of Political Science Womens Day function