year the Indian Government announced ‘Gender Equality for peace & prosperity’
as the theme of National Science Day celebrations. As part of these
celebrations Centre of Gandhian Studies in collaboration with NSD committee,
organized one day workshop on ‘Gender Equity’ for the post graduate students
of Humanities Building. The workshop was organized on 24th February 2010 at
the Humanities Auditorium. Around 175 students participated in the workshop,
which was of participatory nature. In the inaugural session Dr. Bharati Patil,
Coordinator, Centre of Gandhian Studies & Chairperson, committee for workshops
& Seminars, NSD, introduced the resource persons & explained the objectives &
the nature of the workshop. Dr. Megha Pansare, Department of Foreign Language,
Anuradha Gaikwad, Department of Commerce & Management & Dr. Bharati Patil
worked as resource persons. Dr. Randhir Shinde, Deptt of Marathi & the member
of committee for workshops & Seminars, NSD, Ms. Archana kamble, & Dr. J. R.
Dabhole were present on the occasion.
the first session two skits were presented by the students of Department of
Commerce & Management & Department of Political Science. These skits were
based on dowry & gender discrimination in education. Discussion followed it.
Students actively participated in the discussion. The resource persons asked
some questions regarding ‘Sex & Gender’ & explained the difference between the
two. In the second session the students of Department of Law, Department of
Economics & Department of Social Work presented their skits. They dealt with
the following themes: Gender discrimination in the Professions & career,
sexual harassment at public places, gender discrimination in the Gram-Sabhas.
Discussion followed it in which students actively participated.
the concluding session students expressed their appreciation about the
workshop. They said that they have learnt about the need of gender equality
for maintaining peace & prosperity. Dr. Bharati Patil proposed vote of thanks.