Jalandhar April 15 (Gurkirat Singh)- Kanya Maha Vidyalaya- the Heritage & Autonomous institution, Jalandhar’s Women Studies Centre organized FemFest 2019 with an aim to sensitize students about gender equality & to inculcate self confidence in them. Various competitions like Chart/Poster Making, Declamation, Rangoli Making, Poetical Recitation, Choreography & Nukkad Natak were organized to create awareness on contemporary women issues. It is worth mentioning here that 50 students participated in poster making competition depicting diverse & thought provoking issues related to women empowerment, save the girl child, education for girls and also various women related problems like female foeticide, dowry, domestic violence etc. Shivani bagged first prize in poster making competition. Choreography on the theme ‘Education and Empowerment’ was presented by the students of B.Sc. (Eco) Sem VI. Harpreet and Nidhi were adjudged best performers in Choreography. The students of B.Com (Hons.) Sem II performed Nukkad Natak. 20 students participated in the Rangoli Making competition in which Dilpreet and Lipakshi of B.Sc.(Bio-Tech) bagged the first prize. Shruti Sharma and Pawanpreet of MA(Eco.) shared first prize in poetical recitation and Manjot bagged first prize in declamation. More than 100 students participated in various activities with great vigour and enthusiasm in this fest. Principal Prof.(Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi congratulated all the participants and averred that such competitions provide an apt platform for refining ideas and thoughts & moreover, these types of activities also infused a spirit of healthy competition among the students. She maintained the KMV being the pioneer seat of women empowerment has contributed colossally to the noble cause of women education and emancipation for over 134 years now. Such activities sensitize all regarding gender equity and the need of educating women is also brought forth by such activities. She lauded the efforts of Mrs Amarpreet, Co-ordinator, Women Studies Centre.
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