A day-long workshop on Women’s Self-Defense with theme ‘Be Khouf Azaad Jeena Hai Mujhe’, was conducted on Friday at Islamic University of Science & Technology to enlighten the women regarding self-defense.
The workshop was organized jointly by Dean of students and Directorate of Physical Education & Sports in collaboration with PES FOUNDATION and DARK PRODUCTIONS. On the occasion, Chairperson J&K State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights was the Chief Guest & Prof. A.M. Shah Dean Academic affairs/ Dean School of Management Studies was Guest of Honour. Besides, the workshop was graced by all Deans, Deputy Registrars and other dignitaries.
Appreciating the efforts for organizing such workshop especially for women, Adv. Vasundhara P. Masoodi in her address said that the incidents of assaults on women are on rise in Kashmir also but people behave like mute spectators.
“It is hard to imagine that such incidents are also on rise in Kashmir. Due to conservative mindset, we (people) hesitate and don’t report to concerned authorities. There is possibility of such incidents in future also.” She further said that it is the call of the day to inform and educate women about Sexual Abuse.
Assistant Director of DPE&S IUST and Motivational Speaker, Dr. Hilal Ahmad Rather, enlightened the audience comprising of guests and students through demonstration, PowerPoint Presentation and video clips regarding the women self-defense.
Prof. A.M. Shah said, “This workshop will remind us of our most important duty and responsibilities towards our children and it is not only the responsibility of schools, colleges or university only,” he said and added, “We should educate and aware girls from the early age about right and wrong”.