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International Women’s Day was celebrated with great fervour in CMR University on March 8th, 2019. Over 50 female students of UG and PG from CMR University and three faculty members took part in the “Walkathon” organized by Vijayavani newspaper and Dighvijay News 24X7 news channel.

Students from various colleges, women forums and volunteer organizations participated in the walkathon, which commenced from Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru. The dynamic team of students from CMR University walked enthusiastically by holding banners and placards. The walkathon concluded at SBI circle, which was followed by a programme, where they felicitated successful women. The event fostered positivity among participants and paved the way for them to realize their dreams.

Students of CMR Group of Institutions also made a collective effort by gathering in large numbers in the streets of Kammanahalli, Bangalore for a walkathon.

Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Pro Vost, CMR University, flagged off the event. Shri. K.C. Jagannath Reddy, Secretary, CMR Jnanadhara Trust, Prof. M.S. Shivakumar, Vice Chancellor, CMR University, Dr. Praveen R., Registrar, CMR University and Prof. S.K. Balaraman, Registrar (Evaluation), CMR University were also present in the occasion.

More than 200 students walked a distance of 1.5 km from CMR University to the CMR Junction, Kammanahalli and back. Students took part in a flash mob and street play, which was on focused on the theme of women empowerment.

A series of Intra-University competitions were also organized as part of the Women’s Day celebration.

The theme chosen for the occasion was ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’. Students from CMR School of Management, School of Social Sciences & Humanities and School of Economics and Commerce participated in all events with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. A photography exhibition-cum-competition was also held highlighting various aspects of a woman. The best photographs were awarded cash prizes.

A parallel event was held wherein they screened seven documentaries on women achievers from various walks of life and age groups.

The documentaries screened were

  1. Salumaarada Thimakka-The tree Mother from Hulikal
  2. Arunima Sinha-First female amputee to scale Mt. Everest
  3. IAF, Helicopter Pilot Flight Lieutenant Sindhu Reddy-first lady to lead a contingent on Republic Day
  4. Mithali Raj-Women Cricket captain-Women at work
  5. ‘Period. End of Sentence’ (OSCAR winning 2019 documentary)
  6. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi – Blind Musician
  7. Sari and a Sword – Meena Raghavan-age 74-practicing Kalaripayattu, a dance form.
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