‘Women are effective and powerful leaders’

Srinagar: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Tuesday celebrated ‘International Women’s Day’ on the campus in which speakers lauded the contrition of women folk in the society.
The event was organized by Department of Physics and the theme for this year’s Women’s Day is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world for climate adaptation and mitigation.
Prof. Seemin Rubab from the Physics department was the event coordinator, while Senior Scientist, Dr. Nasheeman Ashraf from CSIR – Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Sanat Nagar was the chief guest and Prof. (Dr.) Massarat Khanon was guest on the occasion.
In her key address, Dr. Nasheeman Ashraf shared her inspiring academic and professional journey with the young women audience of the college.
“There is no shortcut to success and one can achieve their goal only through hard work and dedication. Education is the tool which can help one in achieving his/her goals,” she said.
Dr. Nasheeman also briefed the participants about various women-centric scholarships, special schemes, awards, and fellowships. S urged students to get benefited from these opportunities.
On the occasion, Prof. (Dr.) Massarat Khan, Dean Faculty of Fisheries, SKAUST-Kashmir who was guest of honour at the event also shared thoughts with the young audience and urged them to work hard in every field.
“Parental support is the backbone for the success and students cannot achieve their full potential unless their parents are actively involved in their education,” she said.
Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal expressed his gratitude to organizers including Prof. Seemin Rubab for organizing the women’s day celebrations on the campus.
“It’s a day where women are recognized and appreciated for all their hard work and dedication. Women are running ahead of men and leading in each and every sector in the entire country,” he said.
Regarding this year’s theme, Prof. Sehgal women and girls are effective and powerful leaders and change-makers for climate adaptation and mitigation.
Quoting the example of recent JKBOSE results of 10th and 12th, he said girls have outshined boys. Newspapers were filled with success stories of the girls. Apart from looking after their families, women are excelling in every sphere in today’s world, he said.
Prof. Sehgal said our world would mean nothing without women. Their courage that exists in perfect harmony with amazing tenderness saves our world every day, he said.
Institute’s Registrar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari said International Women’s Day is a way to recognize and appreciate the things that women do on both personal and professional ends in their lives.
“There is no limit to the work and efforts that a woman can put forward for her own progress as well progress of people linked to her obviously sons, daughters, brothers, and husbands.
Prof. Bukhari said the celebration of women’s day is a collective effort of all those who care about human rights. This day reminds us of all contributions and achievements of women in society.

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