The Women Cell, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) Tirupattur celebrated the International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2023. The programme began with a prayer service led by Ms. Jade Florence Newton, II B.A English & her team. Mrs. S. Jayanthy, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Shift-I welcomed the gathering with her winsome words of welcome.
A classical dance was performed by Ms. Preethi, III B. Sc Chemistry. Dr. S. Kalaiarasi, Associate Dean introduced the chief guest, Mrs. N. Thamizharasi, Director, Society for Rural Development and Promotion Services (SRDPS). Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal felicitated the chief guest for her noble and noteworthy works to the destitute women and children. While addressing the audience, he quoted the crime and rape cases filed against women in India and he stressed the point that only education and women being courageous under all circumstances will save women from all these evil acts.
The chief guest highlighted the history and the purpose of celebrating International Women’s Day. She insisted the students to understand the need and importance of education in the life of every woman. They are the agents of bringing positive changes in family, society and in the whole nation. Also she addressed the problems faced by girl children due to child marriage by sharing her own life experiences; she motivated the girls and urged the need of women to be very strong and polite in handling hard situations.
A video presentation to honour the service rendered by SRDPS was presented to the audience. Short films were screened to appreciate and motivate the girls who had prepared the films on themes related to women. Dr. E. Sailaja, Assistant Professor, Department of Tamil gave a talk on the title “Penniyam Aavoom”.
In view of Women’s Day, various competitions were conducted for girl students on 15th February 2023 and the prize distribution session for the winners was led by Dr. F. Silviya, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics. Ms. V. P. Thilothamma, III BBA proposed the vote of thanks. All the women faculty and students of Shift-I attended the event.