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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru Campus celebrated International Women’s Day at its premises in Bogadi II Stage on March 8, 2022. With the theme of “Gender Equality Today For a Sustainable Tomorrow”, the University extolled the contribution of women to society with emphasis on their achievements, empowerment and safety.
The Chief Guest for the event, Dr. Kripa Phadke, renowned dancer and founder of Nrityagiri Performing Arts and Research Centre, addressed the congregation with her valuable input. She expressed her concern over the pertinent societal issues such as the increasing number of suicides and various other kinds of violence. Further, she emphasized the tremendous strength that the women have within them and called on the young ladies to put it to the best use.
Highlighting how a single woman can be equivalent to five men, she celebrated the accolades of women who are now making tides in every possible field, citing the example of Bachendri Pal and Kiran Bedi. She acknowledged the versatility of a woman, be it on the field in the pursuit of a career or in nurturing their family.
She reverentially referred to Sanathana culture which has always upheld the position of women in the society and said that the celebration of Women’s Day in this institution is most meaningful and apt as the Chancellor of the University Sadhguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi is herself the epitome of strength and empowerment.
In his address Br. Muktidamrta Chaitanya, Correspondent of Mysuru campus, citing the examples of accomplished women of ancient times, highlighted the contributions of women to society.
In his presidential address, Dr. G. Ravindranath, Principal, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Mysuru, illustrated how women are thriving in every walk of life.
With the full strength of students on campus after a gap of two years, the club activities will be started soon and the chief guest inaugurated the activities for the year 2021-22. As part of the celebration, the Visual communication department showcased a short film busting common stereotypes attributed to women. The event also felicitated students who took part in poetry, storytelling and elocution competitions centered on the theme of women upliftment.