Shoolini University, in collaboration with the National Commission for Women (NCW), recently organised the inaugural ‘Capacity Building and Personal Development Programme’. The seminar, aimed at promoting gender equality and empowering women, received overwhelming participation from girl students across various prestigious institutions.
Of the 152 universities that applied for the Capacity Building and Personality Development seminar, Shoolini University was among the 61 selected institutions. The event witnessed the attendance of girl students from SILB, Nursing College, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, and Shoolini University, making it an impactful gathering.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) is a statutory body that serves as an advocate for the rights of Indian women, advising the government on policies affecting women. The commission provided valuable support to the programme, further highlighting its commitment to empowering women and addressing issues of concern.
The seminar focused on securing women’s rights and entitlements through effective policy formulation, legislative measures, law enforcement, scheme implementation, and strategies to combat discrimination and violence against women.
The event commenced with the opening address by Shoolini Foundation and SILB President Saroj Khosla, who emphasised the innate qualities of women, such as intuition and kindness. She encouraged the attendees to practice the affirmation ‘I can do it; I will do it’ and recognised the pivotal role of girls as builders of the nation.
As keynote speaker, Indira Gandhi Sadhana Awardee and Research Projects Director, Shoolini University, UK Neogi talked about empowering women globally. He highlighted the objective of promoting women’s empowerment through capacity building and personality development, focusing on employment preparedness, interpersonal skills, and creative thinking.
Practising lawyer and chief guest Delina Khongdup pointed out that the National Commission for Women’s website, ncw.inc.in had a complaint cell for women to voice their grievances. She emphasised that a country could not be called a “developed country” unless its women were empowered. Khongdup also emphasised the Women’s Day 2023 theme, ‘DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality’.
Discussing cybercrimes, Delhi Management Education and Research Institute Dean Deepshika Kalra highlighted application features designed to protect the interests of women. She discussed Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Sheets, showcasing security features to safeguard personal information.
Shoolini University Associate Professor Amar Rao shared valuable insights on essential abilities for workplace success. He emphasised effective communication, problem-solving, teamwork, adaptability, and time management as crucial skills for a thriving career.
The seminar also featured an engaging question-answer session led by Dean Student Welfare Poonam Nanda.
Solan, June 11