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SVC Marks International Women’s Day

SVC Marks International Women’s Day
Principal Rajesh Krishna with women teachers at the College yesterday. Photo: SVC
March 16
14:17 2018


The Swami Vivekananda College family wholeheartedly celebrat­ed the International Women’s Day in a grand way in Nadi last Thurs­day.

Purple and blue were the theme colour of the day and was appreciated by all female staff and students of the college.

College principal Rajesh Krishna, highlighted that two thirds of admin­istration staff, 70 per cent of Heads of departments, 62 per cent of staff and above 56 per cent students in the college were females issues. He also highlighted on the various females in the country and the world such as rape and sexual abuse.

“The theme ‘Press for Progress’ is what everyone should be focused on and pressed on importance of educa­tion for all females in the country and the world.”



Nohal Gounder, a Year 11 student shared some words of inspiration.

He said, “This year’s theme encourag­es us to Press for Progress; that is for all to join together in pushing global attention towards achieving the goal of gender equality, collective action and shared responsibility”

“In a world where gender equality and mutual respect appear to have taken several steps in the wrong direction, Press for progress means now more than ever to come together in pushing for global attention towards achieving gender equality”

“The modern society has slowly started recognising the aspirations, abilities and qualities of women and emphasising that women should get opportunities to develop their power to its best potential in Government, workplace both locally and globally”

“Women’s work is recognised in com­munity building and conflict resolu­tion”

“Women have come out of the kitchen and are working hand in hand with men in the development of the country”

Nationalswimming champion and deputy Head Boy Taichi Vakasama shared his poem:

“Women are strong, they have gone through gender discrimination, they had no authority to complain, if they did, they would have felt a pain, they claimed for gender equality, for years and years, Women are strong.”

Mrs Vineeta Chand, a teacher shared with students on what women ex­pected on the nowadays.

“All the female teachers em­phasised on respect, apprecia­tion and the independence of the women in the school, homes, country and the world,” Mrs Chand said.

She went on to eloborate on respect to be given by both male and female students to all the women folk.

The women were later treated to a special spread organised by fellow male teachers.


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