Rajouri, March 29 : Showing its concern about women issues, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University hold a debate competition on the topic “In the opinion of the house, discrimination against Women will be detrimental for a vibrant society” in which 10 scholars took part. With this programme, the scholars gave strong message for ending gender disparity.
Organized by Dean of Students M R Chowdhary, Vice Chancellor Prof. Irshad A Hamal was chief guest on the occasion, who, in his address focused on the importance of women folk in the society and termed discrimination against women as big threat to democracy and development.
Terming ignorance as main cause of this discrimination, Hamal said that Ignorance contributes to gender discrimination and violation of rights and there is need to create awareness among the women regarding their rights. He said that democracy recognizes the equal worth and equal rights of all citizens and discrimination in these rights can become a big threat to the democracy. He added that women have proved their mettle in all sectors and no doubt a lot of awareness has been created in the world on the women issues but he said that more awareness is required for achieving the goal of making the society vibrant.
In the debate competition, Prof. GH Dar, Fellow Mahatma Gandhi Chair, Prof. M Asgar, Dean School of Mathematical Sciences & Engineering and SK Gupta, HoD Department of Management Studies acted as jury members in the debate.
The scholars of different departments viz Anjana Sharma, Sayeed Tanzeel Ahmed, Akhter Nazir, Shamela Begum, Shabnum Aziz, Anisha Bashir, Ruby Langeh, Shivanghi Sharma, Tafseel Ayoub and Uzeer Qadri participated in the contest in which Anisha Bashir of MBA, Shabnum Aziz of BBA & Sayeed Tanzeel Ahmed of MCA were adjudged as first, 2nd and third respectively.
During the debate, the scholars put fourth light on variety of subjects related to the topic and expressed anguish over the discrimination against women by terming it fatal for the developed society. The scholars also collectively gave a strong message for women empowerment and removal of gender disparity from the society to make it vibrant society.
Dean of Students, M.R. Chowdhary on the occasion appreciated the visionary approach of Vice Chancellor regarding social issues. He said the under the guidance of Prof. Hamal, the University has become fast developing institution where besides academics, the University is becoming a hub of literary activities.
Associate Dean of Students Dr Asgar Ali Shah compared the programme while Controller of Examination Mohammad Ishaq, Special Secretary to VC Suneet Gupta, University Engineer BR Changdal along with faculty members and students were also present on the occasion.