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National Seminar held on Gender Sensitisation at Law College

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 27 Mar: A National Seminar on Gender Sensitisation was organised at Law College, Dehradun, Uttaranchal University. Well known Human Rights Activist Sheela Barse was the Chief Guest and keynote-speaker on the occasion. About 300 participants from reputed universities and colleges participated. Lakhs of followers of Sheela Barse watched her live on Facebook.
Prof NK Joshi, Vice Chancellor, felicitated Sheela Barse and presented her a Memento.
Principal Dr Rajesh Bahuguna introduced Sheela Barse and gave a brief on the public interest litigations initiated by her. During the 80’s, Sheela Barse raised the problems of children and women in general and tribes in particular. She was the first ever to focus globally on women prisoners and brought it into the public domain.
Barse gave her presentation on PowerPoint. At the outset, she provided an overview of child rights and related, as well as their implementation. Her presentation was focused mainly on children and child labour.
An open session was also organised in which the participants asked a series of questions which were answered by Sheela Barse in very simple and convincing language. To a question about suitable places for women to work, she replied that women must remember four things before they join any institution – their talent, their capability, work environment and possibility to do some good there. Women’s reservation, morality, transfer of good ancient Indian customs from generation to generation, etc., were also discussed at the seminar. She stated that Intergeneration Dignity was the best way to protect Human Rights. Examples from ancient Indian literature, particularly the Upanishads were referred to by her to convince the participants.
Those present on the occasion were Vice Chancellor Prof NK Joshi, Principal Dr Rajesh Bahuguna, Dr Poonam Rawat, Smriti Uniyal, Dr JS Ojha, Dr Prabha Lama, Dr Vijay Srivastava and hundreds of students.