International Women’s Day Celebrations Conclude At IUST

Awantipora: Highlighting the issues and challenges faced by women leaders and acknowledging their contribution, three-day celebrations on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021 organised by the office of Dean of Students concluded Wednesday at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST).

Speaking on the event, Vice Chancellor Prof. Mushtaq A. Siddiqi who was also the Chief Guest during the valedictory function congratulated the Dean of Students for conducting the three day event to celebrate the International Women’s Day. While speaking on the theme, ‘Women in Leadership’, Prof. Siddiqi reiterated that the dearth of women in leadership is a global issue and “we need to work towards improving the same”.

While introducing the theme ‘Women in Leadership’ Assistant Professor Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Dr. Monisa Qadiri sensitised the audience towards the abysmal presence of women in leadership positions across different sectors and the need to change the status quo.

Leading medical practitioner in women’s wellness, Dr. Zahida Shah stressed upon the need to recognise the health issues specific to women’s health and work towards creating comprehensive support systems to help women sail through this. Correspondent Press TV, Shahana Butt, called upon the young generation to the change the patriarchal mindset and bring the idea of justice to society.

During the event, Yamin Ayaz, Fabeeha Hussain and Rahat-Ul-Ain were the student speakers and covered various themes. Assistant Prof. Department of English, Isma Hamid presented a brief report of the three day event and Assistant. Prof ECE, Baziga Yousuf presented the vote of thanks.

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