Ayushi Bisht|Oct 2, 2023
International Women’s Day 2023 tomorrow; Here are how schools, colleges will celebrate in India
Schools, colleges and universities organise rallies, public speeches, exhibitions, workshops and seminars on themes and concepts related to women.
NEW DELHI: International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8 to celebrate and mark the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women and raise awareness about women’s equality and accelerate gender parity. International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911.
Educational institutions across the world will celebrate the International Women’s Day 2023 tomorrow. The schools, colleges and universities generally organise rallies, public speeches, exhibitions, workshops and seminars on themes and concepts related to women, debates, quiz competitions and lectures to observe this day.
International Women's Day 2023 in colleges and universities
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, the University Grants Commission has directed all higher educational institutions to organise events and programmes for International Women's Day. UGC had asked the colleges and universities to conduct the events in the week starting from March 1. The commission said these initiatives by colleges and universities would be a step ahead towards gender equality.
Meanwhile, the ministry of women and child development will confer the 'Nari Shakti Awards' tomorrow, March 8, to individuals on the occasion of International Women's Day.
The directorate of education Delhi organised a cyclothon at Thyagraj Stadium, Delhi today to mark International Women’s Day 2023.
In pursuit of growing awareness for gender parity & lifestyle, an 11 km cyclothon was organised at Thyagraj Stadium, to mark the International Women’s Day!— DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION Delhi (@Dir_Education) March 5, 2023
“Our city always championed the cause for equality & environment stability” added @gupta_iitdelhi Hon. DE
Some glimpses… pic.twitter.com/ehG0GnaFCX
JNU VC Prof Santishree D. Pandit was chief guest at the International Women's Day celebrations at Central University of Kerala on 7th March along with CUK VC Prof H. Venkateshwarlu and Shri @iLaxmanG ji National organizing Secretary, ABRSM. pic.twitter.com/cDv9qfoHwj— Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) (@JNU_official_50) March 7, 2023
Also, JAIN Online, the e-learning arm of JAIN (Deemed-to-be-University), has announced a scholarship program for female learners for International Women’s Day 2023. Female learners enrolling between March 7 and 11 will be offered a 10 per cent scholarship on the online degree programmes offered by JAIN Online.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham also has announced a similar scholarship for female students enrolling at any of the online programmes ar Amrita AHEAD. “All women learners enrolling at any of the online programs at Amrita AHEAD, its online programs division, would be offered a 20% scholarship on their first semester fees,” an official statement said.
Reaffirming commitment to empower women through upskilling, and looking forward to continue working towards creating a more equitable and inclusive world for all, Chief Executive and Business Head, Skills and Careers (SNC), NIIT Ltd, Kunal Gupta said: “As we celebrate International Women's Day, we recognize and honor the remarkable achievements of women around the world. Their contributions are essential for driving innovation, growth, and sustainability in any sector.. we recognize the significance of empowering women through upskilling and reskilling for their career advancement. It is not just a social responsibility, but an economic necessity to invest in women's education and career development, which has a profound impact on individuals, families, communities, and the broader economy."
Women's Day 2023 Theme
The theme this year is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.
The United Nations Observance of IWD, under the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, recognizes and celebrates the women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.
The observance will explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities, and it will also spotlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence, a statement on the un.org website read.
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