The Aman Sandesh Times

Monday, Date: Apr 22, 2024 Time: 12:22 am

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Chandigarh: Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, marked the celebration of International Women’s Day and Holi with great enthusiasm. As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, the NSS Units and Health Committee of the college organised a Mammography and Bone Density Analysis Camp at adopted village Badheri, in collaboration with Amrit Cancer Foundation, Chandigarh. The camp was organised along with Blood Donation Camp and Medical Check Up Camp that was organised by Councillor Mr Hardeep Singh. The dignitaries present during the camp included Mr. Anup Gupta, Mayor, Chandigarh, Ms. Harinder Kaur, Regional Director, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, and Dr. Nemi Chand Golia, State Liaison Officer, State NSS Cell, Chandigarh Administration. A mammography bus equipped with the latest testing techniques and a team of doctors/technicians and nurses was stationed at the village community centre for the camp. More than 154 female residents underwent mammography test and bone density analysis test. The Women Development Cell of the college organised a Sanitary Pads Donation drive wherein the faculty and students donated pads generously that were distributed among women residents of Attawa village and Sector 25 slum area. A nukkad natak on the theme ‘Child marriage and domestic violence’ was also performed by the Women Development Cell volunteers. In another event, the Young Communicators Club, under the aegis of PRCI Chandigarh Chapter, organised a Poster Making Competition on the theme ‘Let’s Redefine Equality’.
The colourful festival of Holi was celebrated with gusto by the Student Council of the college. Showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit, students put up different stalls of herbal holi colours, decorative items, jewellery, crotchet items, eatables, etc. that added to the festive vibe. The campus reverberated with Holi songs as the students spread the colours of happiness playing gulal.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava appreciated the efforts of the organising Committees to celebrate International Women’s Day in a befitting manner through thoughtfully planned activities. She added that though women have come a long way, still much needs to be done for ensuring an equitable and just society that treats women as equal members of the society. She also wished everyone a joyous festival of colours and urged them to spread the colours of happiness, love and compassion in this world.

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