Noida International University Commemorates International Girl Child Day 2022

Noida International University Commemorates International Girl Child Day
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Greater Noida,  Oct 2022: Noida International University’s: Department of Sociology, School of Liberal Arts (SLA) in collaboration with the School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) have organized an advocacy event on International Girl Child Day to make students realize the significance of the rights of girls.

The program witnessed the gracious presence of Shree Amod Kanth, Founder and Head NGO Prayas and Founder Chairman -DCPCR/DWSSC & Former DGP, Dr Meenakshi Katyayan, DCP (Women Cell), Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Mr Malkeet Singh and Trainers’ Team from Fighting Choice Club.

Shree Amod Kanth gave a vivid description of statistics about the girl child, especially the female sex ratio. Dr Meenakshi Katyayan shared Dos and Don’ts for the safety of girl child, whereas, Ms Mehtaz, a representative from Fighting Choice Club, diverted attention to the fact that mental toughness is equally important for self-defence.

The NIU dignitaries present were Dr Devesh Kumar Singh, Chairman, Noida International University, Prof. (Dr.) Vikram Singh, Chancellor, Noida International University, Prof. (Dr.) Uma Bhardwaj, Vice Chancellor, Noida International University, Prof. (Dr.) Parsanjeet Kumar, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Noida International University and Prof. (Dr.) Mukesh Parashar, Registrar, of Noida International University addressed the students on the significance of issues related to women and girls, especially women’s safety and discrimination.

Prof. (Dr.) Vikram Singh, Chancellor, NIU emphasized the contributions of women in a nation’s economy and how the university provides special scholarship to girl students and have proper safety mechanisms in place for them.

Prof. (Dr.) Bhardwaj urged everyone to guarantee that girls can benefit from equal rights and high-quality education.

“We are requesting equal access to the internet and digital gadgets for girls as well as focused investments that will enable girls to use technology in meaningful ways and safely. governments, policymakers, and the general public have paid more attention to issues that affect girls during the past ten years, and there have also been more opportunities for girls to have their voices heard on a worldwide scale,” she added.

During the event, a poster exhibition was put up by students of SLA, SOAHS and School of Law and legal Affairs (SLLA) on the theme Each Girl Counts. The students performed a skit on female foeticide, acid attack and dowry as girl child issues in India and there was “Just-a-Minute” speech competition as well along with music, dance and poetry performances.

The event ended with self-defence training Workshop for SOAHS and SLA students by Hassan Khan and Mehtaz Wasif, Trainers from Fighting Choice Club in Academic block whereby they demonstrated hands on techniques to students on the ground.

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