The event was jointly organized by the Departments of Islamic Studies, Political Science and English in collaboration with Debates & Seminar Committee (D&SC) of the college.
Dr Shamim Ahmad Dar Principal, GDC Sogam was the patron of the event. Prof. Mehbooba Bano (Asso. Prof., Political Science), Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray (Asstt. Prof., Islamic Studies; Convener, Media Cell) and Prof. Ishfaq Hussain (Asst. Prof., English; Convener, D&SC) were the Conveners of the event.
The event started with the recitation of the Qur’anic verses by Abid Hussain Lone (BA 5th Semester student) followed by Naat by Shabeena Hasan (BA 5th Sem). The event was moderated by Prof. Ishfaq Hussain Bhat. Moreover, Dr Tauseef Ahmad was the key resource person of the event who delivered a talk on “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment” as well as ‘presented the ‘Seminar Introduction’. With reference to Embrace Equity theme, he said: “Let’s embrace equity not just on this day, but every day; for equity is not just nice-to-have, it’s a must-have.”
In the event, ten (10) students from 6th, 5th and 4th semesters presented their speeches on three (given) topics—viz., Women Empowerment: Religious Perspective, Women Empowerment in the light of Indian Constitution and Empowering Women by Embracing Equity. The student speakers were judged by a three-member jury, namely Prof. Mehbooba Bano (who also presented Presidential Remarks as Vice-Principal), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad Bhat (Sr Asstt. Prof., Botany) and Dr M. Imran Malik (Asstt. Prof., Geography), who also presented Remarks on behalf of jury.
In this competition,Salmah Jahangeer (BSc 4th sem), Ruqaya Mushtaq (BA 5th sem) and Adfar Farooq (BA 5th sem) bagged the first three positions, respectively.
The mementos and certificates of participation were distributed among the three position holders and the participants. The event concluded with ‘Vote of Thanks’, proposed by Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Bhat.
Besides the participants, the event was attended by over 100 students and all the staff members.