A baby room was inaugurated at Assam down town University premises in Panikhaiti on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
While inaugurating the baby room on Monday, the dean of Studies of Assam down town University, Professor Bandana Dutta said, “The objective of this baby room is to serve our employees who are also mothers.”
“This room shall facilitate the women employees to attend office at the same time, have their babies at the nearest,” Prof Dutta said.
To acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women in every sphere of life, Assam down town University (AdtU) organised a special programme for their women employees on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 was ‘Choose to Challenge’.
The co-ordinators of the programmes organized on March 4 & 5 also presented their reports in presence of the Vice Chancellor and dean of Studies.
The university also felicitated Dr. Manash Pratim Sarma, NSS co-ordinator of AdtU; Sangita Boro, caretaker officer of 60 Assam Girls Battalion and Biraj Kalita, caretaker officer of 50 Assam Air Wing NCC, said an AdtU press release.
A campaign for the celebration of International Women’s Day by AdtU started on March 4, as part of which faculty members and students of the University visited the Garo Basti village near the University campus.
The University team conducted an awareness programme on literacy and menstrual hygiene along with the distribution of sanitary pads.
On March 5, a free health camp was organised for women and children of the nearby areas at the university campus in Panikhaiti.
Over 100 local residents were benefitted from the camp.
Reports of the two programmes were presented during the event on Monday. A cultural event by women faculty members and staff followed.