Awareness event on sexual harassment and book launched by Kaziranga University
Updated: Dec 6, 2022
Awarness event on sexual harassment and book launched by Kaziranga University on the occasion of International day of violence against women With reference to the letter from AICTE, (F. No. AICTE/ Fin/WH/2075- 16
Awareness event on sexual harrasment and book launched by Kaziranga University on the occasion of International day of violence against women With reference to the letter from AICTE, (F. No. AICTE/ Fin/WH/2075- 16, sanction dated
03.11.2022), a sensitization workshop was conducted in The Assam Kaziranga University on
November 25th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event was conducted and coordinated by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, The Assam Kaziranga University.
The primary objective of the workshop was to make the employees aware about the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The Act defends women's fundamental right to equality as guaranteed under Articles 14 to 15 of the Indian Constitution, the right to live with dignity under Article 21 and the right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business which includes right to a safe and secure working environment free from all forms of violence and harassment, as provided under Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution of India.
The inaugural speech was delivered by Dr. Veera Talukdar, Registrar,The Assam Kaziranga University. The following speech was delivered by Dr. T.V.V.L.N Rao,Dean, School of Engineering and Technology.
The four resource persons who delivered their speech in this workshop were as follows: Dr. Aditi Bezbaruah - Ret’d Professor & HoD, Physics, Jorhat Engineering College, Dr. Neelanjana Baruah- Professor & HoD,Instrumentation Engineering, Jorhat Engineering College, Dr. Rupanjoli Nath - Mechanical Engineering, Jorhat Engineering College and Dr. Rumi Bora -State President, Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI)and Founder of Janitri .
Professor Dr. Neelanjana Baruah delivered her speech on “Skill and Leadership building in
Women: a priority to Development of India and it’s Society”. The speaker was highlighting
mostly in the areas of reshaping societal structure and role, skilling- the key in 21st century,
initiatives need to be taken in skill development and entrepreneurship and importance of
leadership training. She finally demonstrated the solutions for enhancement of the women
community and form a balanced society at large as a part of the privileged section.
The next speech was delivered by Professor.
Dr. Rupanjoli Nath on the theme “Need for
Upholding Dignity of Women and End Gender Stereotype.” In her keynote, Professor Nath
emphasized that every woman has the right to live in dignity - free of fear, squeezing,
violence and discrimination. The speaker was pondering on Manu Smiriti, which can be
referred as a good example of respect and neglect of women. Remembering the great
personalities of India, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Sw
The following speech was delivered by Dr. Adity Bezbaruah. She was former president of
Assam Science Writers’ Association and an active writer of women and their problems. Dr.
Bezbaruah spoke extensively about the context, history and implementation of POSH
(Prevention of Sexual Harassment) act at the workplace. She also discussed about various
aspects of violence against women. She cited many real-life instances of the same.
The final talk was delivered by Dr. Rumi Borah on the topic: “Women’s Economic
Participation”. Her speech was mostly focused on various important facts about - Violence
against women, Gender Equality, GDP Growth, Employment Generation, Girl' s Education,
Good Healthcare Facilities, and Economic Growth. The speaker also explained about the
POSH Act 2013 – “Every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints
Committee at each office or branch with 10 or more employees. The District Officer is
required to constitute a Local Complaints Committee at each district, and if required at the
block level. Every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee at
each office or branch with 10 or more employees. The District Officer is required to
constitute a Local Complaints Committee at each district, and if required at the block level.
Every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee at each office or
branch with 10 or more employees.Penalties range from one to three years imprisonment and/or a fine. Additionally,
with sexual harassment being a crime, employers are obligated to report offences.”
The dean of the organization and Kaziranga University inaugurated Dr.Rumi Borah's Book on Women entrepreneurship name "Women entrepreneurship Encyclopedia " and wishes a success of the book
After the completion of invited speaker’s talks, Mousoomi Bora, the coordinator of the event
concluded with her vote of thanks to the Assam Kaziranga University, esteemed speakers and
AICTE to approve and allow to conduct such kind of event for the benefits of the society.
The program was relevant on the awareness of elimination of Violence against Women. The
program was coordinated by Mousoomi Bora, Head of the Department, Computer Science
and Engineering and hosted by Dr. Barnana Baruah, Associated Professor, Department of
Computer Science and Engineering.