The MNNIT in Allahabad held a one-day workshop on gender sensitivity at the workplace on Saturday. DRM Allahabad, Amitabha, was invited as the chief guest for the same. He discussed at length about the aspects of women safety in an organization. Along with that, he also threw light on the numerous punitive measures that can be implemented during such cases, citing references from his own division. Dr. Anju Gupta, director NCWEB, Delhi University, was the keynote speaker for the workshop and urged the women present to be more aware of the ongoing in their vicinity, and speak out should the need arise. To the men in the audience, she asked to acknowledge the emotional, personal and behavioral dimension of working alongside women.
Apart from that, she appealed to the women to make the men aware of what proper conduct is. Prof Rajeev Tripathi, director of the institute, inaugurated the workshop, and also addressed the gathering. He stressed the importance of self-discipline and proudly informed the audience that the institute had not witnessed a single case of harassment. Furthermore, he said that there was a need to understand the importance of equality and asked for cooperation to maintain a healthy environment all around.
Prof Vijaya Bhadauria, head of the ECE department in the institute and chief warden for the girls' hostel, told about the institute’s initiative in organizing a two-week self-defense programme for the girls inside the institute campus that concluded on Saturday.