“A progressive society doesn’t discriminate between individuals and we are trying to create a society wherein both men and women coexist and collaborate for a better future,” Rekha Sharma, Chairperson NCW, said on Monday, addressing the gathering at the felicitation ceremony by NCW.
National Commission for Women (NCW) had initiated a comprehensive Gender Sensitisation and Legal Awareness Programme in collaboration with the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for students of classes 11 and 12.Under the programme, multi-choice examinations were conducted in October whose toppers were felicitated on Monday.
Students from 60 Kendriya Vidyalayas in Delhi region participated in the programme. Top three position holders from classes 11 and 12 from each of the participating KVs were awarded.
Uttam Kumar, Principal KV Rohini Sector 8, Munna Lal, Principal KV Narela and Parveen Kumar Malik, Principal KV Gole Market, were also felicitated for being the top three performing schools at the event.
The event was graced by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani who stated that there is a need to extend gender sensitisation programmes to all schools across the nation.
What is gender sensitisation?
Gender sensitisation means modification of behavior and instilling empathy into the views towards our own and the other gender by spreading awareness about gender equality.
How do these programmes help?
Gender Sensitisation programmes held for different age groups help to develop a healthy and respectful environment , may it be a school, office and even at home.