Varsity holds webinar on issues, concerns of girl child

Varsity holds webinar on issues, concerns of girl child

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 24

Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open University, Patiala, organised a webinar on Girl Child in India: Issues and Concerns. The webinar dwelt on the role of the university towards skill orientation and empowering women towards economic independence.

University VC Prof Karamjit drew upon the need to honour human rights of all and called upon the need to follow our holy scriptures and engage in spiritualism to remove social evils. Prof Anita Gill, dean, academic affairs, drew attention towards the issues faced by girl child even before her birth till her last breath. She said educationists needed to work towards removing the injustice towards girls.

Prof Mary E John from the Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi, discussed the 19th century reforms for children and the post-independence period when the notion of girl child was first coined. She discussed a range of issues around girl children.—

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