International Day of Girl Child

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International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated with a talk by a prominent social worker Dr. Smita Desai, Founder of the organization, Drishti and a Poster exhibition at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus on 10th October, 2014. The students of the 7 campuses of the Pillai Group prepared innovative and creative posters on the theme of the girl child with a view of spreading the message of Gender Sensitization and Awareness. These were displayed at the Campus and thousands of students visited the Poster Exhibition.

The function started with a short cultural programme by the management students of the Campus followed by the talk by Dr. Desai which was very interactive and motivating. She challenged the students to make catchy slogans on the inequality faced by girls in society and encouraged each student to play an active role by being conscious of their behaviour and attitudes towards women in general. More than 500 students and faculty members attended the function.

“It is very important to sensitize our students and observing such UN declared dates like the International Day of the Girl Child helps to highlight these issues and create a sense of social consciousness among them”. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai, CEO, Pillai Group of Institutions mentioned that “Our community service outreach activities have gathered a lot of momentum and it is heartening to see the participation of all our students towards this initiative”.

After the talk, Dr. Desai inaugurated the Poster Exhibition and declared the three best posters which were students of the Mahatma School of Academics and Sports, Khanda Colony. Three consolation prizes were won by the architecture and management students of the Panvel Campus. This exhibition will then be carried to the campuses at Sector 8, Khanda Colony and Rasayani Campus to spread the message to all the students of the various campuses.

This event was co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Celina Joy, Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research, New Panvel.