Swami Rama Himalayan University Hosts 'Women Empowerment through Science and Technology' Workshop; Inaugurates Uttarakhand Chapter of National Academy of Sciences

Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU) witnessed a milestone event with the inauguration of the Uttarakhand Chapter of the National Academy of Sciences during the two-day workshop on 'Women Empowerment through Science and Technology in Uttarakhand' held on March 29th and 30th, 2024.

The inaugural session commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp, symbolizing enlightenment and progress, in the presence of esteemed guests and participants. Padma Bhushan, Dr. Manju Sharma, Former Chairperson of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Former Secretary DBT, Govt. of India, emphasized the pivotal role of women in societal development and the transformative power of science and technology in fostering gender equality.

Dr. Vijay Dhasmana, President of Swami Rama Himalayan University, underscored the significance of respecting and empowering women for societal advancement. He highlighted the potential of science and technology in enhancing women's self-reliance, especially in rural areas, thereby contributing to economic growth and sustainability.

Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Vice-Chancellor of SRHU and newly appointed President of NASI Uttarakhand Chapter, welcomed the participants, affirming the commitment to women's empowerment through scientific advancements. The special guest, Director General of Academic Development, Dr. Vijendra Chauhan, noted that women have always held a special status in families, a status that has evolved over time.Special guest Dr. Paramjit Khurana outlined the program's framework. Dr. Bindu De, director of the Research Cell, thanked all the attendees. The event was attended by the university registrar Dr. Mukesh Bijalwan, principals, and faculty of all the university's colleges.

Special guests, including Dr. Vijendra Chauhan and Dr. Paramjit Khurana JC Bose National Fellow, University of Delhi, further elaborated on the evolving status of women and the role of academia in driving positive change.

Over the course of the workshop, eminent speakers delved into critical topics such as women's health, integration of management tools in women's development, and medical disorders. Dr. Bindu Dey, Director of Research at SRHU, led the discussion on the latest research developments within the campus, showcasing the institution's dedication to academic excellence and innovation.

The concluding ceremony featured insightful remarks from Dr. Manju Sharma, who expressed confidence in SRHU's leadership in advancing science and technology in Uttarakhand. Dr. Santosh Kumar, Executive Secretary of NASI, and Dr. Paramjit Khurana, graced the event, underscoring the collaborative efforts toward scientific progress.

In addition to enriching discussions, the workshop also featured a quiz competition, engaging students from various schools of the university. The winners were felicitated during the concluding ceremony, celebrating their knowledge and enthusiasm for women's empowerment and scientific exploration.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Bindu Dey, acknowledging the contributions of all participants, speakers, and organizers in making the workshop a resounding success. As SRHU continues its journey towards academic excellence and societal impact, initiatives like the NASI Uttarakhand Chapter inauguration serve as significant milestones in promoting scientific advancement and gender inclusivity.