International Women’s Day Celebrated at JU’s Bhaderwah Campus

Bhaderwah, March 7 :  In a vibrant celebration marking the weeklong observance of International Women’s Day, a special event took place at Bhaderwah Campus of the University of Jammu.
The occasion saw an assembly of esteemed guests, faculty members, and students coming together to honor and acknowledge the achievements and contributions of women in various fields.
The event commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by the Rector Bhaderwah Campus and other distinguished guests, including I/C Heads of different departments, Assistant Registrar, and both teaching and non-teaching staff.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prof. Anju Bhasin, Dean Academic Affairs University of Jammu, and the Guest of Honor was Prof. Poonam Choudhary Director and Head Department of Museology University of Jammu.
Prof. Anju Bhasin, in her illuminating address to the gathered audience, not only expounded on the significance of International Women’s Day but also delved into the profound importance of women’s empowerment. With a compelling emphasis on the concept of “Nari Shakti” or the strength of women, she painted a vivid picture of the transformative impact that empowered women can have on society at large. Prof. Bhasin articulated that recognizing and harnessing the inherent strength of women is not just a matter of equality but a strategic imperative for the progress and prosperity of any community.
Highlighting the strides women have made in various domains, she shared inspiring anecdotes of women who have overcome obstacles to emerge as leaders and trailblazers in their respective fields. Prof. Bhasin underscored the need for continued efforts to break down barriers and create an environment where women can thrive professionally and personally.
The Rector of Bhaderwah Campus, Prof. J P Singh Joorel, expressed gratitude to the distinguished guests for gracing the occasion and urged participants to carry out their responsibilities with dedication and commitment.
Rector Bhaderwah Campus, Prof. J P Singh Joorel, took the opportunity to underscore the pivotal role of women in contemporary society. In his address, he lauded the remarkable strides that women have made across various fields, emphasizing that in today’s world, women are creating wonders and achieving excellence in every sphere of life. He commended their resilience, intellect, and determination, highlighting that their accomplishments serve as a testament to their invaluable contributions to the progress and development of society.
Moreover, Prof. Joorel encouraged the audience to recognize and celebrate the diverse talents and capabilities of women, asserting that fostering an environment of gender equality is crucial for the holistic growth of any community. He expressed confidence in the potential of the female students at Bhaderwah Campus, urging them to pursue their goals with passion and determination, thereby contributing to a more inclusive and empowered society. Prof. Joorel’s words resonated with the audience, reinforcing the commitment of the campus to promote gender equality and acknowledge the pivotal role that women play in shaping the future.
Prof. Poonam Choudhary, offering insights into the role of women in the modern era, spoke at length about their contributions to various spheres of life. “The International Women’s Day event at JU’s Bhaderwah Campus proved to be an inspiring and empowering occasion, fostering a sense of unity and appreciation for the invaluable contributions of women in academia and beyond,’ She added
Moreover, she urged the audience to champion the cause of women’s empowerment beyond the confines of International Women’s Day, advocating for sustained support and equal opportunities for women in education, employment, and societal participation.
The event reached its pinnacle with a vibrant cultural program presented by students from different departments of Bhaderwah Campus. The performances showcased the diverse talents and capabilities of the women associated with the campus.
The celebration not only honored the achievements of women but also served as a platform to inspire and encourage the students to embrace their roles in society with a sense of purpose and determination,” he added
On the occasion Participants and other staff of Bhaderwah Campus were present gifts as a token of love.
Ms Bablu Sharma, Ms Salma Sheikh and Dr Rashida Gani Conducted the proceedings while as Ms Bandana Lahiri presented formal vote of thanks.