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International Women’s Day Celebrated at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
The 2019 International Women’s Day was celebrated at the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur on 8 March 2019. The program was organized by the Women Cell, IIT Jodhpur.
Dr. Kshema Prakash, Convenor, Women Cell, IIT Jodhpur, introduced the program to the guest gathering.
The event had an invited talk by Ms. Nisha Johari, Director of Marketing and Product Development, Johari Digital Healthcare Ltd., Jodhpur. She shared her life experiences as a woman entrepreneur and her journey in evolving the company.
A Panel Discussion on the theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”, focusing on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, followed the invited talk.
The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Kirankumar R. Hiremath, Assistant Professor, IIT Jodhpur with panel members as Ms. Nisha Johari, Director of Marketing and Product Development, Johari Digital Healthcare Ltd., Jodhpur, Dr. (Ms.) Lipika Dey, Principal Scientist, TCS Innovation Labs, New Delhi, Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur, and faculty members, namely Dr. Samanwita Pal, Dr. Sushmita Jha, Dr. Rajlaxmi Chouhan, and Dr. Kirankumar R. Hiremath.
Prayrika Sharma, 3rd year B. Tech. student recited a poem written by her on this occasion.
Dr. (Ms.) Lipika Dey, Principal Scientist, TCS Innovation Labs, New Delhi read out a play based on a woman’s struggle between new ambitions and old restrains.
Thereafter, Professor Santanu Chauhuri, Director, IIT Jodhpur, welcomed the gathering and shared his thoughts on the occasion.
In closing Professor Kirankumar Hiremath, Member, Women Cell, IIT Jodhpur, proposed a vote of thanks.