GDC Pampore celebrates Int’l Women’s Day


Firdous Parray

Pampore, March 09: Govt Degree College Pampore celebrated International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 9. The event aimed to commemorate the achievements of women globally and discuss pertinent issues surrounding gender equality, with a particular focus on combating economic disempowerment.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.” This theme underscores the significance of investing in women’s empowerment and economic opportunities to expedite progress towards gender equality.
In her welcome address Principal Prof. (Dr) Huda Galzai emphasized the commendable role played by women in the society.

“Economic independence, decision making power, equity and gender equality in both domestic spaces and work places as key aspects of Women Empowerment,” said Dr. Galzai.

Prof. (Dr) Samina Yesvi, Cordinator, Women’s Development Cell of the college delivered the keynote address in which she highlighted the theme of inclusivity, gender sensitivity and economic sustainability.

Three young women entrepreneurs from Kashmir, Sana Imtiyaz (founder of Sweet Temptations Bakery) ,Nava Shah (Jamkle Jars) and Saima Shafi (Potter girl of Kashmir) were invited as guest speakers who shared their inspiring success stories which served as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs, especially women, to pursue their ambitions and contribute to economic empowerment and growth.

On the occasion Dr Mohammad Iqbal Malik, HOD Islamic Studies, also enlightened the audience how Islamic principles coexist with feminist ideologies, emphasizing the importance of interpreting Islamic teachings in a contemporary context that promotes gender equality and social justice.

“When interpreted through a progressive lens, islamic sources advocate for the empowerment and rights of women, challenging patriarchal interpretations that have historically marginalized them,” said Dr. Malik.

The event was attended by large gathering of students and staff members of College.


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