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International Women’s Day: Girls take centre stage (video)

International Women’s Day was celebrated across the country. In Okhla, girls celebrated the day with fervours. Jamia Millia Islamia students organised several events on the campus with girls showcasing their talent.

“It was a wonderful event as girls created awareness about women and their empowerment. Many students participated,” Plasma director Rizwan Khan, one of the sponsors of the event at Jamia, told OT.COM.

Some girls who had been getting training in self defence by the Delhi Police also showcased their skills.

Girls of AMU made a historical blood donation camp by giving highest number of blood units on the occasion of International Women’s Day organised by SOCH & Blood Bank AMU.

Social organisation of AMU students SOCH beyond the imagination & Blood bank JNMC, AMU, Aligarh jointly organised blood donation camp in the premises of Women’s College AMU, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Prof Naima Gulrez Principal Women’s College inaugurated the camp. She said it is a good initiative on the occasion of international women’s day.

Women’s college is one of the pioneer institution in India which had produced many national and international fame personalities who had worked for the society. She also appreciated the efforts made by SOCH team and Blood Bank JNMC.

Prof Zeba Shireen said it is our duty to educate female child if we want a better future of our country.

Large number of girls turned up for blood donation but many were deferred due to their anemic condition or low weight, in spite of that a total of 80Unit of blood was collected. It is highest number of blood units collected in a camp by females.

Aiman Bari, Iffat Rais, Afaf Akhter,   Areeba Syaeed, Huzaifa Sheikh, Kirti Garg and other female members of SOCH successfully organised this camp and aware about benefits of blood donation.

Dr Saleem Mohammad Khan of SOCH said it’s a record in itself that such a large number of blood units collected by female members it’s really a sign of “Strong Women Strong India”

Dr Suhail Abbas and Dr Smriti Prasad of Blood Bank JNMC coordinated the whole event with their team of doctors and technicians. Dr Tazeen, Dr Savita,  Nadeem, Hem Prabha, Shahnawaz, Qyamuddin were present in the team.

In Hyderabad, the Social Work Club of the Department of Social Work at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), has released a wall magazine to mark the International Women’s Day. The theme of the magazine is ‘Women Empowerment.’

Prof. S.M. Rahmatullah, Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, after releasing the magazine asked the audience to take oath for ensuring safety and security to women. He also asked the audience to provide women with freedom and facilitate their endeavours in acquiring education and economic and social equality.

The wall magazine has been designed and developed by the students of Master of Social Work with special contribution from and Md. Israr Alam.

Further, a Hindi film Bol was screened and followed up by a discussion on the rights and duties of women.

The students and PhD Scholars with the SWD and faculty members, namely Dr. Md Shahid Raza, Head of the Department,  Md Israr Alam, Abu Osama and Dr. Rafat Aara attended the event. Dr. Md. Aftab Alam, Students’ Advisor, presented the vote of thanks.

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