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International Women’s Day 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic lock-down started about a week after the International Women’s Day 2020 and schools and colleges came back to life just before the International Women’s Day 2021. Could this be interpreted as a rather significant coincidence? And with all the constraints of a college struggling back on its feet and with the final semester limine, Don Bosco College, Tura chose to have ‘family only’ International Women’s Day. It was a celebration of a different kind. While the event was co-ordinated by Women’s Cell, headed by Dr. Barbara S. Sangma and guided by Rev. Fr. Bivan Rodriques Mukhim, it was conducted by all-men panel, comprising Professors and students. Agape P. Marak , a Third Semester BA student was truly the Master of the Ceremony. Two male students- Aidan M. Sangma charmed everyone with his perfectly modulated speech and James M. Sangma captured the attention of everyone with his call to respect women. Earlier, the Principal welcomed everyone to the International Women’s Day 2021 celebration and expatiated on the strengths and abilities of women. He pleaded loud and clear for gender-equity and said that women should be given recognition, especially those who make significant contribution to society. Dr. Biswajit Paul, HOD, Biology Department took the college through a rarely travelled route and said that every human being has feminine elements and that in order to respect women, one has to respect first the femininity in oneself. Rev. Fr. Abhilash V. J. infused in everyone the sense of solemnity when he read out an apt passage from the Holy Scripture. The Programme began at 9:45 AM with a rousing applause welcoming the two Chief Guests. That the Chief Guest of International Women’s Day would be a lady /ladies was expected. However, what was not expected was that the Chief Guests would be the ladies- who happen to be staff of the college and who help to keep the college clean and green. It was truly a day to remember that the Administration, Staff and students of the college chose to honour women by selecting to honour two ladies, who are often forgotten and very often taken for granted. The two ladies, Smt. Lakji K. Sangma and Smt. Justa M. Sangma were felicitated and presented with tokens of appreciation by the Principal. It was a gesture of rising to meet the ‘challenge’ of gender inequality. And indeed, the celebration was ushered in by a beautiful rendition by Eldora M. Arengh mesmerized the amphitheatre that threatened to burst with students. NCC helped to make the celebration run smooth. The college also conducted a Poster-Writing Competition on the topic “Women –Contributors to Society”, and certificates were awarded to the two best entries, namely Princila M. Sangma, Fifth Semester Geography Honours student and Balsin Ch. Marak, Third Semester BSc student. The programme ended with a note of thanks from Dr. Shweta Priyamvada from the Department of Geography.