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Wednesday 5 August 2020
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Women Development Cell

UN 16 Days of Gender Activism

Conducted by : Women Development Cell of PHCASC
Date : 6th July, 2019
Venue : Mukta A2, Panvel

Women Development Cell of PHCASC in collaboration with SIBC observed UN 16 Days of Gender Activism on 6th December, 2019 with an objective to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at a local and regional level.

The movie Women Development Cell of PHCASC in collaboration with SIBC observed UN 16 Days of Gender Activism today with an objective to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at a local and regional level.

The movie Period- End of a Sentence was screened for the students. It displayed varied representation of civil society in the rural section of Hapur in the outskirts of Delhi, India where some activist we strive to make feminine hygiene supplies easily available and endeavour to end the stigma surrounding menstruation, which often results in girls having to drop out of schools. A machine that makes sanitary pads is installed, and the women operating it find financial security and independence.

The Panel Discussion which followed the movie witnessed an engaged, vocal, inquisitive audience who interacted quite instinctively with the Panelists about their opinions and views.


International Yoga Week 2020-21 – Yoga to the Rescue in this Lockdown

Name of the Event: International Yoga Week for Holistic Health & Wellness
Conducted by: Women Development Cell & Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur
Date: 16th to 21st June, 2020
Venue: Google Meet

The restricted travel, increased sitting hours, extended exposure to screen, fear over the risk of infection, ceaseless negative news, are all adding to the growing anxiety. Confinements like these times can be really challenging. Therefore, to help us keep the anxiety at bay, one of our ancient life sciences, Yoga and Meditation, can come to rescue. Therefore, to mark and celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2020 and to commemorate the Golden Jubilee year of Mahatma Education Society, Women Development Cell in association with Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur had organised a week long Yoga and pranayama sessions for Holistic health and Wellness from 16th to 21st June, 2020 for all the staff members of Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science & Commerce.

A team of three faculty members, who are ardent Yoga practitioners, recorded theme wise videos for every day of the week. The schedule included ‘10- Minute Morning Routine’, ‘Hasta Mudras’, ‘Yoga to Relieve Menstrual Cramps (only for female staff)’, ‘Chair Yoga’, ‘Yoga to Boost Immunity’ & ‘Pranayam for Stress Management’. The sessions of around sixty minutes were conducted every day on Google Meet where the recorded video by the organising team was played and the doubts pertaining to the same were taken towards the end of the session. On the last day, which was International Yoga day, i.e. All the staff members were required to take #Yogachallenge where every staff member had to post a snap of any of the asanas taught during the week. The event was well received and was quite engaging and interactive. All the videos were later shared with everyone to make a 20-min daily routine of Yoga, a mandate, especially during these times.


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