The Department of History organised a one day Inter Collegiate seminar on "Women's Rights : Past and Present" on 20th December, 2017. Nearly 17 colleges participated and it was a grand success. 

The Department of History organized a one day seminar on 20th December, 2017. The theme of the topic was “Women’s Rights: Past and Present”. Nearly 13 colleges were participated.  The seminar was presided over by our Secretary Rv.Sr.Fransisca Flora and Principal Sr.Dr.Celine Sahaya Mary. The Head of the Department Dr.J.Saral Evangeline welcomed the gathering. The inaugural address was given by Principal Sr. Dr.Celine Sahaya Mary and Secretary Rev.Sr.Fransisca Flora felicitated the gathering. Dr.V.Venkatraman, Principal Rajapalayam Rajus College, Rajapalayam was the chief guest for the seminar. He delivered a key note address on the topic “Women in Freedom Struggle”. It was very informative and interesting.
            The first technical session was conducted by Dr.V.Venkatraman, Principal Rajapalayam Rajus College, Rajapalayam. He gave his lecture on the topic, “Women’s Rights at Cross Roads in Colonial Tamilnadu”. He gave information about the various problems that were  faced by women during  Colonial rule. He also gave data of women who faced problems like sati, child marriage etc. He also said that the European elite women like Annie Besant, Madam Gama played an important role in uplifting the condition of women in India. Many regional associations also helped a lot for the development of women. In freedom struggle when men were imprisoned women actively participated, example Rani Lakshmi Bai, Bhima Bai Gholkar, Chennama of Karnataka etc. Madam Gama designed the national flag of our country. Dr.Annie Besant was the first woman President of the Indian National Congress. The first technical session was followed by lunch break.
            The second technical session started at 2.00 P.M. Mr.K.Samidurai, senior Advocate, President MMBA, Madurai was the resource person. He gave lecture on the topic “Legal Rights for Women”. He talked about laws that are enacted for the betterment of women. He also said about various case studies that are related to women issues. It was a lively session because many participants came forward to clarify their doubts
            The Valedictory session of the seminar was started with a prayer song. Sr.Fatima Antony, Former Principal Fatima College was the resource person.  She has delivered a lecture on the topic “Women in Prison”. She explained the condition of women in prisons.  Further she also said that women in prison are not paid for their work and few  are suffering along with their children. Her talk was very informative and interesting too.
            Thus the seminar came to an end with the National Anthem.


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