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DAVIET presents Influential Women Awards

DAVIET presents influential women awards to celebrate the era of feminism.On the occasion of International Women’s day (March 8, 2022) it is an initiative by the institute to acknowledge the milestones achieved by women in diverse fields.The idea behind the initiative is to spread gender sensitization so as to create a better society.

Here are a few glimpses:

A Webinar on “FEMININE Vs MASCULINE, Balance of powers to achieve greatness”

Gender sensitization is a weapon towards gender equity and equality. It is essential for creating sustainable development as enshrined in our constitution. Gendered assumptions and gender-based social discriminations exist throughout society from organizational planning to everyday interactions at the workplace. Negative impacts of such assumptions can undermine the efficiency and success of even the best-intentioned plans.

Considering unavoidable repercussions of gendered assumptions Gender Sensitization Cell, DAVIET is going to organize a webinar on “FEMININE Vs MASCULINE, Balance of powers to achieve greatness”, on June 29, 2021.This webinar will bring us an opportunity to revitalize our notions about the above-mentioned topic and make a gender-equal society.

So join us on June 29, 2021 (Tuesday) at 11:00 AM on with

Ms. Nandita
Founder and CEO
Zaivic Tech Wellness
Entrepreneur, Life Enthusiast
Author, Spiritual Quotient Coach

Link for free Registration for participation:
For any queries contact Program Co-ordinators:

Ms. Shveta Kalsi(9646611333)
Ms. Avani Chopra (9872233284)
Ms. Kritika Dhir (9417800411)

Thanks & Regards,
Dr. Harpreet Bajaj
Dr. Megha M. Sharma
Nodal Officers
Gender Sensitization Cell
DAVIET, Jalandhar

Dr. Manoj Kumar
Principal, DAVIET

2-days Women Self Defense Workshop at DAVIET

The Gender Sensitization Cell of DAV Institute of Engg. & Technology, Jalandhar organized a 2-day workshop on “Women Self Defense” in collaboration with NGO- “Women Helpers” on February 17-18, 2020 to highlight the need of women safety and security. Over 200 girl students of the Institute attended this self defense programme. The main tricks of self defense such as escaping a wrist grip and an uncomfortable hand grabbing from behind were demonstrated. The trainers also showed that palm of the hand, elbows, knees, legs etc. are the body parts that can be used as weapons.

Ms. Monica Arora, sub-Inspector and Incharge, Cyber Crime, Jalandhar was the Chief Guest on the valediction of this two-day workshop. She appreciated the effort of Gender sensitization Cell, DAVIET for organizing such self defense programmes for the girls. In her speech, she focused on setting up of goals and hard work. Further, she stated that self defense is the state of mind. She threw light on proper utilization of time also.

Dr. Manoj Kumar, Principal, DAVIET appreciated the participants of this workshop. In his speech, he stated that gender sensitization cell of DAVIET is playing preventive role also and the cell has regular meeting with boys as well in the Institute. Further, he mentioned that we all should realize the importance of campaign ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls in India.

Dr. Manoj Kumar thanked the Chief Guest and other dignitaries present on the occasion for sparing time for the motivation of students.

A renowned Punjabi singer, Diljaan and Super Mutiyaar, RJ Garima, 94.3 FM also graced the occasion with their benign presence.

At the end of valediction, Ms. Monica Arora, Chief Guest was presented a token of gratitude by Dr. Manoj Kumar and Dr. Harpreet Bajaj, Head, Gender Sensitization Cell. Renowned Punjabi singer, Diljaan, Super Mutiyaar, RJ Garima, Mr. Rajeev Kumar Nagpal, Head, Cobra Karate, Mr. Jitendra, Mr. Jhonson and the team members of Gender Sensitization Cell, DAVIET were also honoured.

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An Initiative by Himalaya

Gender Sensitization cell of DAVIET conducted an event in collaboration with Himalaya Company for the students of the institute on January 23, 2020. The Organisation tried to enrich the lives of students by giving them a “Clear Face confidence. The activity promotes youth’s self-esteem which in turn will help them to grow as strong and confident individuals.

Installation of Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine

In an initiative to promote menstrual health of adolescent girls A SMART-MANUAL Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine was installed in   girls hostel of the institute for the facility and hygiene of the female resident scholars under the supervision of Dr. Harpreet Bajaj and Dr. Megha Sharma.




International women’s Day was celebrated here today at DAVIET with great enthusiasm by the Gender Sensitization Cell of the Institution. It was an initiative by the Cell to enlighten and empower the students in general and girls in particular about the rights and role of women in the ever emerging scenarios the world over.

As part of celebrations, a workshop on self defense was oragnised with the focus on enabling the girls defend themselves against aggressors in diverse situations. More than 200 girls participated in the workshop. The highlight of the celebration was the performance of the Punjabi play Sahiban–  a tale beyond legend by artists from Naad Rang Manch, Patiala.  It offers a fresh perspective on the suffering of women in the feudal society. In the play, Sahiban challenges the notion of love practiced and propagated in a male-dominated society where women are confined to their homes and denied the right to choose their own life partner as per their wishes. It highlights the struggle faced by her while revolting against popular notions.  The writer conceives a hypothetical situation, in which, against the popular tale, penned down by Punjabi writer Pilu, Mirza and Sahiban start living together but shunned by their kin and ridiculed by people. While society finds no fault with Mirza, it loathes Sahiban for the revolt against the beliefs upheld by it. As the play progresses, while Mirza succumbs to societal pressures, leaving Sahiban but to join her later, she is ready to wait for him due to her unflinching love, which survives the loathing and treatment meted out to her by society and her own lover.

The Chief Guest of the day was Ms. Hardeep Kaur Bhawra, Assistance Excise and Taxation Commissioner. She urged the women to have dreams in their eyes and then step beyond their comfort zones to realize those dreams. She highlighted that in today’s world women can do all the things which were considered as male prerogatives in past. She gave the message that all the educated people should work together for the upliftment and empowerment of women.Here are a few glimpses:


Gender Sensitization Cell of the Institute in association with Humanity in Action Welfare Society organized a gallery to sensitize the people about importance of women empowerment in the society. The theme of the Exhibition was on Women Empowerment and Women’s rights on International Women’s day i.e. March 8, 2017.


  • Panel discussion session on “Gender Sensitization: Time to Change the Mind Set” on the occasion of International Women’s Day i.e. 8th March, 2016.    The celebration of the International Women’s Day at DAVIET provides all the stakeholders a chance to analyze the achievements of women in past and possibilities in the future.  The event seeks to find possible solutions to make a difference in the life of marginalized and muted women with limited opportunities in the specific Indian context.


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