Awareness event on sexual harassment and book launched by Kaziranga University on the occasion of International day of violence against women

<strong>Awareness event on sexual harassment and book launched by Kaziranga University on the occasion of International day of violence against women</strong>

Concerning the letter from A.I.C.T.E., (F. No. A.I.C.T.E./ Fin/W.H./2075- 16, sanction dated 03.11.2022), what conducted a sensitization workshop in The Assam Kaziranga University on November 25th, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event was conducted and coordinated by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, The Assam Kaziranga University.

The primary objective of the workshop was to make the employees aware of the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The Act defends women’s fundamental right to equality as guaranteed under Articles 14 to 15 of the Indian Constitution, the right to live with dignity under Article 21 and the right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business, which includes the right to a safe and secure working environment free from all forms of violence and harassment, as provided under Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution of India.

The inaugural speech was delivered by Dr Veera Talukdar, Registrar, The Assam Kaziranga University. Dr T.V.V.L.N. Rao delivered the following speech, Dean, School of Engineering and Technology. The four resource persons who delivered their speech in this workshop was as follows: Dr Aditi Bezbaruah – Ret’d Professor & HoD, Physics, Jorhat Engineering College, Dr Neelanjana Baruah- Professor & HoD, Instrumentation Engineering, Jorhat Engineering College, Dr Rupanjoli Nath – Mechanical Engineering, Jorhat Engineering College and Dr Rumi Bora -State President, Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (W.I.C.C.I.)and Founder of Janitri  Professor Dr Neelanjana Baruah delivered her speech on “Skill and Leadership building in Women: a priority to Development of India and its Society”.  

The speaker was highlighting mainly in the areas of reshaping societal structure and role, skilling- the key in the 21st century, initiatives need to be taken in skill development and entrepreneurship, and the importance of leadership training. She finally demonstrated the solutions for the enhancement of women community and form a balanced society as part of the privileged section.

The professor delivered the following speech. Dr Rupanjoli Nath, on the theme “Need for Upholding Dignity of Women and End Gender Stereotype.” In her keynote, Professor Nath emphasized that every woman has the right to live in dignity – free of fear, squeezing, violence and discrimination. The speaker was pondering Manu Smiriti, which can be referred to as an excellent example of respect and neglect of women. Remembering the great personalities of India, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Sw

Dr Adity Bezbaruah delivered the following speech. She was a former president of Assam Science Writers’ Association and an active writer of women and their problems. Dr. Bezbaruah spoke extensively about the context, history and implementation of POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) act at the workplace. She also discussed various aspects of violence against women. She cited many real-life instances of the same.

The final talk was delivered by Dr Rumi Borah on the topic: “Women’s Economic Participation”. Her speech was primarily focused on various important facts about – Violence against women, Gender Equality, G.D.P. Growth, Employment Generation, Girls’ s Education, Good Healthcare Facilities and Economic Growth. The speaker also explained about the POSH Act 2013 – “Every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints The committee at each office or branch with ten or more employees. The District Officer is required to constitute a Local Complaints Committee at each district, and if required at the block level. Every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee at each office or branch with 10 or more employees.

The District Officer is required to constitute a Local Complaints Committee at each district, and if required at the block level. Every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee at each office or branch with 10 or more employees.Penalties range from one to three years imprisonment and/or a fine. Additionally, with sexual harassment being a crime, employers are obligated to report offences .”  The dean of the organization and Kaziranga University inaugurated Dr Rumi Borah’s Book on Women entrepreneurship name “Women entrepreneurship Encyclopedia “, and wishes the success of the book

After the completion of the invited speaker’s talks, Mousoomi Bora, the coordinator of the event, concluded with her vote of thanks to the Assam Kaziranga University, esteemed speakers and A.I.C.T.E. to approve and allow to conduct such kind of event for the benefit of the society. The program was relevant to the awareness of the elimination of Violence against Women. The Mousoomi Bora, Head of the Department of Computer Science, coordinated the program and Engineering and hosted by Dr Barnana Baruah, Associated Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

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