A seminar and walk were organized at the University of Okara in connection with International Women Day. With the theme “DigitalAll: Innovation & Technology for Gender Equality”, the seminar was attended by a large number of female teachers and students.
The guest speakers of the event included the District Police Officer (DPO) Okara, Mansoor Aman, Principal, Divisional Public School (DPS) Okara, Sarwat Hassan and Sumaira Mazhar Rana, a renowned social worker of the district. The event was presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Sajid Rashid Ahmad, and the Chief Organizer was Dr Nasrin Akhtar, Director Career Counselling at the UO.
Addressing to the participants, Prof Sajid Rashid told that no institution or state could prosper without the active participation of women. “The ratio of female students at the campus is 70 percent and this is our asset. We are preparing them in a way that they can help building a peaceful and prosperous society.”
The DPO said that they were going to develop a “Tahafuz Markaz” at the district in order to solve the problems of the vulnerable sections especially women on priority.
Dr Nasrin highlighted the importance of advanced information and communication technologies in the inclusion of women in the social mainstream and the reduction of gender discrimination.
Sarwat and Sumaira encouraged the female students to actively contribute to all walks of life and get themselves recognized. At the end of the seminar, shields were distributed among the guest speakers and the organizing team. Walk and plantation were also done.