by BIS Correspondent
MUMBAI, MAR 11, 2016: Staff and students of Don Bosco Campus of Learning (DBCL) in Kurla participated in a host of events – that ranged from handicraft exhibitions, to advice on women's safety issues - to mark International Women's day on March 8.
The celebration began at 10.30 am, with the inauguration of a handicraft exhibition set up by women, who were a part of self-help group. They had undergone entrepreneurial training at the institute.
Guests also had the option to feast on traditional Konkani snacks and pickles available at the food stalls on display.
A ten-member strong team from JP Morgan, most of whom are senior software developers, then organised the second event of the day for around 70 final year engineering students. They divided the girls into seven groups of ten girls each and and talked about corporate culture and the importance of students in the industry.
Chitra Shingare, Senior MD of JP Morgan and Anirudha conducted the third session, that focused on entrepreneurship. They shared their experiences and hurdles associated with the business world.
Anand Mandya IPS, Mumbai Police who is DCP of Mumbai for security, then addressed the issue of women's safety. It was discussed in depth for the benefit of all the NSS volunteers, first year DBIT students, all girl students from DBIT and teaching, non teaching staff.
He used video presentations to raise awareness about dealing with certain dangerous situations that women face today. He also shared emergency phone numbers, which the students could contact if the need arises.
To end the day-long celebration, a girl's Common Room – the hub of the Women Development Cell of DBIT – was inaugurated.