New Delhi. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, “Stree Shakti Samman Samaroh” was organized at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Director General of IIMC Prof. Sanjay Dwivedi joined as the chief guest of the programme. The function was chaired Mamta Verma, Additional Director General (Training), IIMC. Senior journalist and Editor of Dainik Sanmarg, Kolkata, Sarjana Sharma was the keynote speaker on this occasion.
Addressing the audience, Prof. Sanjay Dwivedi said that the culture of India is very rich, but the construction of any society depends on the conduct of the people. We talk a lot on Women’s Day, but we need to bring those talks into action. He said, “Do not make women great doing such things, rather give them equality and respect.”
Prof. Dwivedi said that women make the world beautiful for us but it is the duty of males also to ponder on ‘what we did for women’. He stressed that as we continue to tighten the laws on atrocities against women, vandalism towards women is also increasing. Actually, we need reforms in human conduct, not stringent laws. Prof. Dwivedi said that a woman is a form of ‘Shakti’ who has the power to pray for the well-being of her family.
Expressing her views as the keynote speaker of the event, senior journalist Sarjana Sharma said that there has been a glorious tradition of women power in India. Women are the greatest power of any institution. She said that whenever there is talk of women empowerment in India, the opposition of men starts, whereas in Indian culture both male and female are complementary to each other.
Sarjana Sharma said that the time has come when women should stop comparing themselves to men. Imagination of society is not possible without men. In building a beautiful society, man and woman should work together and not oppose each other. She said that most of the women in our society are ‘familists’ rather than ‘feminists’. Ms. Sharma said that women should be vigilant about their rights and stay away from false female discourse.
Mamta Verma, Additional Director General (Training), IIMC said that such kind of honouring ceremony boosts the spirits of women working in the institute and instills new energy in them. Dr. Pratibha Sharma, library in-charge of IIMC gave a welcome speech at the program and Ms. Rita Kapoor proposed a vote of thanks. The stage was conducted Vishnupriya Pandey.
Earlier, a Hindi workshop was organized for women officers and employees working at IIMC on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The workshop was addressed Dr. Rekha Sethi, Associate Professor in the Hindi Department of Indraprastha College.