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Sangam University Bhilwara Rajasthan Celebrates International Women's Day IWD 2014
This year theme is “Equality for Women is Progress for All” and in Hindu mythology Ardhanarisvara indeed represents the synthesis and inseparable nature of equally distributed masculine and feminine energies of the universe.
Aishwarya Raghavan Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani alumnus and Strategist at Google in her message said "having an unbiased representation of men and women brings different perspectives to any entity - school, college or workplace. Hence it is very important that we support women to be equally represented and heard to have a progressive society".
Anu Hasan, Alumnus BITS Pilani, Film actress, TV anchor, entrepreneur, model, musician and martial arts expert, Tamil Nadu State award for best supporting actress 2004 Kalamamani award recipient for contribution towards film and TV roared in her message “To the men I quote Kofi Annan remember no development strategy is beneficial to society as a whole like treating men and women as equals. To the women I say Focus not on your gender but your abilities. Hone your skills and broaden your knowledge base. The world is your oyster and remember no one can make you feel inferior without your permission.”
Sutapa Chattopadhyay alumnus BITS Pilani JPMorgan Chase Manhattan Plaza USA passionately conveyed “Your only limitations are in your mind. You can do whatever you want to, if you put your mind to it. And, wherever you go, try to find a mentor, preferably a woman who wants to help you. You will get invaluable guidance from these women. And once you have made it, try to return the favor by doing the same for other young women.”
Chandni Sahgal alumnus BITS Pilani , LSE and University of Toronto, Former Country Head MTV India and Founder Managing Proprietor D"Essence Mumbai said “No nation can ever have economic and social development without gender equality. Every nation must strive for 50% of the population with women and with equal rights".
Alladi Jayasri alumnus National College Bangalore and Journalist The Hindu, The Times of India, Indian Express and much more said “its that time of the year When you're told you are a treasure, a dear A day to say you are the Masala in my Dosa and the Aloo in my Samosa.”
Div Nawale alumnus BITS Pilani, Antarctic explorer, adventursit who would climb mountains jump out of plane and dive below the surface of water, presently with General Electric said “One of the fundamental duties enshrined in the Constitution of India is to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities;
Kuchipudi Dancer Sarvani Shasidhar Artistic Director Sahasra Fine Arts said “Even though I graduated with a Chemical Engineering Honors degree at BITS Pilani but had a Passion for Dancing and I have made my career now as a Professional Dancer giving concerts in various parts of the world. I firmly believe that when a Mission is taken up with Passion there are no frontiers beyond reach. Pursue your passion com what may.
Shivali Agarwal alumnus BITS Pilani and Harvard Business School Engineer Schlumberger Angola said “The day the world stops celebrating Women's Day will be the only proof that Equality for Women has been achieved. Let us look forward to that".
Jayasharadha Chandrakalatharan alumnus BITS Pilani and Engineer Schlumberger Queensland Australia said “"Working in the male dominated Oilfield, and that too in different countries like India, Oman, France, UAE and Australia, I have noticed that whatever the cultural conditioning of a particular society might be, life as a woman is only as hard as you allow it to be. The capitalistic world can’t afford to overlook your value for long. As clichéd as it might be, it is true that nobody can deny you the right to have everything you deserve. Go for it! Good luck."
Mythreyee Ganapathy, Alumnus BITS Pilani and Bentley University USA, Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft Hyderabad in her power packed message said “Women are called nurturers for good reasons – on average women around the world spend more than 80% of their income on some aspect of raising their children. If no other argument wins to empower and create programs that empower women behaviorally and financially, then we should remember that a healthier, more educated workforce is the key to improving any country’s GDP. “
Suvrata Gharge alumnus MSW Tata Institute of Social Sciences - TISS Mumbai Manager Employee Relations & Development at Mahindra & Mahindra Mumbai said “''More than legal rights for women, let us as women, Have the Right to smile, the Right to dream and the Right to question. It means let us be strong enough to face those who take away our happiness and peace- causing our smile to disappear and snatch our sleep lest we dream. Most important is we should not let the world impose anything against our will, pressurize us to follow without justification, lets exercise in true spirit to know the reason justification by using the power to ask questions. Let us focus on building positive relationships based on Mutual Trust, Respect & Forgiveness communicated with Affection and Love.''
Kamal Arora MS Consultancy Management BITS Pilani alumnus at Wipro Brisbane Australia said “its only through proper education one can change the thought process of India today about equal rights for women. Respect yourself so that world can respect you.”
On behalf of Sangam University, Prof BR Natarajan President – Vice Chancellor thanked one and all for making it truly unforgettable.
About Sangam University: The Institution supported by Sangam Group of Industries Bhilwara which is one among the top ranking corporates in India today with business interests spanning textiles, steel, infrastructure, power and energy has been established by Govt. of Rajasthan Act No. 14 of 2012 incorporated u/s 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. It's a matter of pride that the one year young Sangam University has a ten year old legacy with ITM established in 2003 as its foundation. For more details see http://www.sangamuniversity.ac.in