Mangaluru: The Gender Sensitization Cell (GSC) from Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) organized a program to mark ‘International Women’s day’ on March 8 at Yendurance Zone, Mangaluru. The GSC convener of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Dr Leena KC, welcomed the august gathering with introductory remarks. Dr Gladys R Colaco, secretary of GSC presented the program report for the year 2022-23.
The guest of honour, Dr Sunitha Saldanha, Dean- Faculty of Allied and Healthcare Professionals, emphasized the need for gender equity. The best woman employee award was presented by the dignitaries to Shalini M, a senior assistant from the accounts department who has served the esteemed institution in several capacities for over a period of 27 years.
The chief guest, Sr. Shanthi Priya, Assistant superior general from Bethany Generalate, Mangaluru, highlighted the need to embrace equity at the levels of the family as well the workplace. Dr Gulzar Ahmed M, Principal, YPCRC, presided over the International Women’s Day program and stressed for the need to embrace equity equally amongst both men and women for a better world.
The program was witnessed by dignitaries, faculty coordinators, gender champions and student representatives from various institutions coming under the ambit of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University). The inaugural program was followed by thanksgiving and the National anthem. Subsequently, the program concluded with student cultural programs.