KU’s Department of Education organises national-level seminar on ‘Gender Equality’

On Thursday, Kashmir University’s Department of Education organised a national-level seminar on ‘Gender Equality: Debates and Discourses.

Dean College Development Council Prof Mohiuddin Sangmi was the chief guest at the inaugural session of the seminar, which the department organised as part of the varsity’s celebrations related to International Women’s Day.

In his presidential address, Prof Sangmi referred to numerous challenges that came in women’s empowerment and highlighted the need for greater awareness to help curb crimes against women.

Head of the Department Dr Tasleema Jan formally welcomed the guests and participants and introduced the seminar’s theme. She also highlighted the need for acknowledging the achievements and contributions of women in different fields and stressed recognising the different roles that women play in society.

Noted writer and Sahitya Academy winner Prof Naseem Shafaie, a guest of honour, said she has been advocating through her poetry that women need to be respected and accepted as having their existence and essence.

Prof Haseen Taj, former Dean and Head, Department of Education, University of Bangaluru, presented the keynote address and highlighted the theme of 2022 Women’s Day: ‘Gender Neutral Society’. She stressed the need to celebrate women’s socio-economic, cultural, and political achievements.

Former Dean and Head, Department of Education KU, Prof Mahmood Ahmad Khan, threw light on the history of International Women’s Day and appreciated the multiple roles that a woman can play.

Assistant Professor Dr Amina Parveen delivered a vote of thanks at the inaugural session, followed by a technical session chaired by Prof Nighat Basoo, former Dean and Head, Department of the Education Central University of Kashmir. Dr Aamina Parveen co-chaired it.

Dr Kounsar Jan presented a detailed report about the event, following which a certificate distribution session was conducted wherein Prof Tasleema Jan and Prof Basoo distributed certificates among the participants.

Assistant Professor Dr Manzoor Ahmad Rather coordinated the event, and Dr Mohammad Amin Dar acted as moderator.