National Girl Child Day
24th January 2022
The Women Development Cell and NSS Units of Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram took a step towards promoting gender equality and empowerment with its remarkable event, the "National Girl Child Day," to mark the anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao held on the 24th of January, 2022. This event was a testament to the college's commitment to nurturing and celebrating the potential of young women and girls, fostering an inclusive environment, and raising awareness about the importance of gender equity in contemporary society. The event was an insightful and inspiring journey that brought together students and faculty members to reflect upon the challenges faced by girl children and to discuss strategies for creating a more equitable world.
The event commenced with a warm welcome from the Principal Prof. (Dr.) Isha Malhotra, she emphasized on the importance of celebrating the girl child and acknowledging their potential. The inaugural address set the tone for the day's discussions and activities. The event comprised interactive activities and games designed to address crucial issues such as self-confidence, leadership, career aspirations, and personal growth. These sessions aimed to equip young girls with the tools they need to navigate challenges and strive for excellence in all aspects of life. The engaging discussions involving both students and faculty members were organized to delve into topics like women in STEM, breaking gender stereotypes, and encouraging girls to pursue unconventional careers. These discussions facilitated a free exchange of ideas and provided a platform for the participants to voice their opinions. The celebration showcased the creative talents of students through various art forms, including dance, music, and theater. These performances highlighted the resilience, strength, and potential of young girls while conveying important messages about gender equality.
Afterwards 15 students along with the coordinator moved to the nearby village Kharkhari to make the girls and their guardians aware about the importance of educating girls and making them self-sufficient in all aspects. They were also made aware about ill practices of female foeticide and infanticide.
This celebration was not just a one-day event but a stepping stone towards fostering a gender-equal society, where the potential of every individual, regardless of gender, is recognized and celebrated. The event's impact will undoubtedly ripple through the participants' lives, inspiring them to become leaders, change-makers, and champions of gender equality in the years to come.