Senapati: As the world celebrates the International Women’s Day on 8th March 2023, underlined by this year’s theme, ‘Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality’, St. Xavier College, Senapati did not fail to join hands in celebration. Organised by the college women cell, the fete commemorates the glorious social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and lobbies for accelerated gender parity #GenderEquity.
The event witnessed the presence of about 30 women representatives across societies in Senapati town in addition to the college students and faculties. Assistant professor Athia Ridju, a member of the organising cell asserted that ‘women’s day is celebrated to honour the women’s achievement and acknowledge their significant contribution to the society’. It is precisely women who show and teach what love, caring, sharing and values are in life, she added.
Principal Rev. Dr. Fr. Nepuni William delivered a greeting speech applauding all women as they take upon their own role as wives, sisters, and daughters. He gratefully thanked all women attending the program for making the college, society and the world a better place.
Besides, various performances like dance, mime, solo, folksong were played out in adherence to the theme. Thereafter, Fr. Veilouni William officially declared the commencement of art and craft exhibition stalls established by different college departments in concordance with their specialties. Food items, flowers, ornaments, clothing apparels, utensils, decorative accessories etc are some to mention. Several paintings were also auctioned and sold. All these products mirrored the creative minds, talents, and skills of the students.