Dogra Law College celebrates International Women’s Day
in collaboration with DLSA, Samba
Theme – Empower Women Today for Sustainable Tomorrow
Dogra Law College organized an event on the occasion of “International Women’s Day”. The purpose of this event was tohighlight the contribution of women around the world who are volunteering in promoting their communities and in general working in building a more sustainable future for everyone.This day is celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political and socio-economic achievements of women. United Nations has set the theme for this year’s observance as “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” in recognition and celebration of the women and girls who are leading the charge towards a sustainable future.
Mrs. Sonia Gupta, Chairman, DLSA and Principal District and Sessions Judge, Samba was the Chief Guest. She highlighted the issue of gender parity and stressed upon the need of societalaction against the bias that women have to face on a daily basis. She also underlined the efforts of the women of the past and present in breaking barriers. Further, the Guest of Honour, Ms. Rashi Verma, Additional Munsiff, Samba enlightened the students about the various legislations in India which work for protection of women’s rights. She also highlighted the endeavors made by the Indian government for safeguarding women.
Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak, Former Minister and Chairman of Dogra Educational Trust emphasized upon the importance ofthe day and highlighted the significant activities witnessed worldwide to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.He stressed that we all should create a just world where women and girls have the same rights as men and boys by tackling difficult issues, challenging ingrained cultural assumptions, calling out inequality, and using the power of the law to create enduring equality. He also mentioned the contributionsof various native women, namely Maharani Charak, Mumtaz Begum, Ratno Devi who have made significant efforts in upholding the status of women.
The event was also graced by Sh. Slahuddin Ahmed, Secretary, DLSA and Sub-Judge, Samba; Kr. Samar Dev Singh Charak, Secreatry, Dogra Educational Trust; Prof. V.P. Magotra, Principal, Dogra Law College and Dr. Komila Aggarwal, Sr. Assistant Professor, Dogra Law College.
The event started with the lighting of the lamp by all the dignitaries and evoking the blessings of almighty. This was followed by handing over of saplings to Mrs. Sonia Gupta, Chairman, DLSA and Principal District and Sessions Judge, Samba; Ms. Rashi Verma, Additional Munsiff, Sambaand Sh. Slahuddin Ahmed, Secretary, DLSA and Sub-Judge, Samba.Mrs. Arushi Khajuria, Lecturer, Dogra Law College in her welcome address, spoke about the historical significance of this event and how celebration of this day should be a collective event. This was followed by presentations made byfirst year students of 3 year LL.B and 5 year BA.LL.B courses highlighting the importance of this day and pressing for the cause of gender equality.
Mementos were presented to Mrs. Sonia Gupta, Chairman, DLSA and Principal District and Sessions Judge, Samba; Ms. Rashi Verma, Additional Munsiff, Samba and Sh. Slahuddin Ahmed, Secretary, DLSA and Sub-Judge, Sambaby Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak, Chairman, Dogra Educational Trust; Kr. Samar Dev Singh Charak, Secretary, Dogra Educational Trust and Principal, Dogra Law Collegeas a token of gratitude.This was followed by Vote of Thanks by Mrs. Parema Bakshi, Lecturer, Dogra Law College.The event concluded with National Anthem.
The event is a reminder for everyone to imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all “Break The Bias”.