Kapurthala/Jalandhar, February 11, 2020: International Day of Women and Girls in Science Celebrated at Science City Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, lot of effort has been made in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science.
Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science. This was expressed by Mrs. Deepti Uppal Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The event was celebrated in collaboration with NCSTC, Department . of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
Further, she said that less than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and communications technology (3 percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (5 percent) and in engineering, manufacturing and construction (8 percent).
On this occasion, Dr. Ranuka Bhatti former Head of Department Physics, HMV College Jalandhar said that this day celebrates the achievements of women in science and also signifies need of gender equality in the field of science, technology and innovation. She added that this day inspires young women and girls students to undertake science education more to make a career in this digital era.
While presiding over the function, Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General Science City said that Pushpa Gujral Science City has been sanctioned a project “ Empowerment of rural women through Science-based Skill Development” by Department of Science & Technology, GoI. The project is an attempt to ensure that the benefits of science and technology percolates to the rural women of the surrounding villages and provide them livelihood opportunities to enable rural women (without specific skills) to earn their own livelihood in a dignified way.
Result of Science plays: Kamla Nehru Public school Phagwara stood first, DIPS Bhogpur got second prize and Innocent Heart School Jalandhar received third prize.
Poster Making: Jasika from Innocent heart School Jalandhar clinched first prize where as Sanamdeep from SPPS Bhegowal and Mukta Singh Of Lala Jagat Naryan DAV Public School got second and third respectively.