“Women need to reshape themselves and step up to take the lead.”
On 24th of August, the Women’s Cell of Patrician College of Arts and Science organised an awareness programme on “Health & Hygiene” for the girl students. Three doctors were invited to address the students on the same. Dr. Shivaranjini, Dr. Kavitha, Dr. Shanthi Priya from Dr. MGR Janaki Medical College and University were invited. Dr. Shivaranjini began the session with a power point presentation about the menstrual cycle, premenstrual symptoms, dysmenorrhea, symptoms for first degree dysmenorrhea. Dr. Kavitha gave an in depth introduction on hygiene factors. The programme imparted health education and sensitize the girl students on various preventive health issues. All the second year girl students were the beneficiaries of the programme.
A health camp was organized for all girl students between by the doctors. 260 girl students benefitted from the camp. The camp is aimed at generating awareness, diagnosis and treatment of numerous health issues of women. Through the camp the doctors came to a conclusion that many of the girls do not have a proper menstrual routine and the root cause for the problem is poor or improper nutritional habits.
WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The Women’s Cell of the College celebrated International Women’s Day on 7 March 2017. The theme of the day was in line with UN ‘Be Bold for Change’.
Dr. Ahila Shivasankar, Dean, Extension Services, Ms. Sidhu Sivan, Coordinator, Women’s Cell coordinated the programme. Bro. O. J. Joseph , Director, Dr, M. Ravichandran, Principal, Dr. Geetha Rufus, Vice Principal graced the occasion. The girl students of the college were the audience for the programme.
The chief guest of the day was Dr. V. Shantha, Cancer Specialist, Chairperson, Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai. Her career has included organizing care for cancer patients and research in the prevention and cure of the disease. Her work won several awards including the Magsaysay Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award by the Government of India. In her address to the gathering, she emphasises the need and means of women empowerment.
The honourable guest of the day was Dr. Sr. Jasintha Quadras, Principal, Stella Maris College, Fmm. She holds several expert and advisory positions in various academic bodies. She talked about the contributions of her institution in women’s development and pointed out the importance of education for girls. Another special guest was Smt. Adhilekshmi Loamurthy, Advocate, Madras High Court. Through her speech, she raised awareness about women’s rights and domestic violence act. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Ms. Catherine, President, Women’s Cell of the College and Student of MSW II year.