International Women’s Day Celebrated

On the auspicious occasion of International Women’s Day, the Women Empowerment Cell (WEC) of Punjab Engineering College organised an event - “BAATEIN” in support of women empowerment on 8th March, 2018. The event had student speakers from the college who shared their stories and showed the audience the beauty of simpler and usually ignored parts of life.

The event commenced with Kunal Gupta who interacted with the audience through riddle games. The first participant Tanishq Mittal, second year CSE student, started by citing an example of great athlete Roger Banister. He shared his experiences and reminded everyone that hardwork matters more than the talent.

Shreya Gupta, first year CSE student, gave an inspirational speech on love and stressed that the real people are those who love others like family. Gaurav Arora, final year CSE student, shared his story about the difficulties faced during his preparations for securing his college where he ultimately secured a rank opener position. He also shared his journey on becoming the best coder at CodeChef and getting an internship and later a PPO from Goldman Sachs.

This was followed by a fun activity. Next, Harleen Dhillon shared her experience on how she dealt with the problems that she faced in Paris. Arjita Bhan inspired the audience with her speech. Cannon Kalra discussed about happiness and its sensation. He further spoke about the existence of God and Karma, and talked about unleashing the power within oneself which is love.

Various issues pertaining to women inequality were discussed and steps to eradicate these issues were highlighted. The afternoon had witnessed a series of exciting fun events that were organised in connection to women empowerment. The event Baatein was followed by a lantern lighting ceremony that witnessed huge participation and concluded the event on a success note.

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