UPRTOU to establish women study center

PRAYAGRAJ: Following the instructions of the Governor, authorities of Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) would soon be opening a Women’s Study Center (WSC). This center will motivate girls and women for pursuing higher education, health, self-respect, economic independence and use of technical resources.

Giving this information, the Vice Chancellor of this lone open University of the state, Prof Seema Singh said, “The Center for Women’s Studies will reach out to the women and make them aware about the public welfare schemes of the state and central government so as to provide them with the maximum benefits of various government schemes that are especially introduced for them”. Prof Ruchi Bajpai of the department of Hindi, School of Humanities of UPRTOU has been made the convenor of the center, she added.


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The VC further told TOI that the purpose of the WSC, which is being established for the first time in the university, is to provide maximum benefits of various government schemes to the women and make them aware with adequate information and practicality of the same. She said that through this center, the university would make the women aware of the traditional evils prevalent against them in the society and also about the life’s philosophy of successful women.
Prof Singh said that it would be the endeavour of the university to conduct workshops in the village and inculcate a sense of security among women by forming women’s safety committees.

The Vice Chancellor said that the main focus of this center is to remove the hesitation from the women of the village, so that they can raise their voice against the evils prevalent in the society like Purdah Pratha and dowry.

“Parents will be motivated to educate their daughters and let them go out of the house. To ensure the future of daughters, the members of the center will try to win their trust by mingling with the women of the houses and motivating them to let their daughters pursue higher learning and stand on their own”, said the first woman VC of UPRTOU.

Prof Singh informed that the newly established center will organise programs related to the development of women throughout the year in which the problems related to women’s health will be addressed prominently. For this, the support of the University’s health sciences department will also be taken. This center will also run an awareness campaign to ensure that nutritious food is provided to the children, especially the girl child. This center will also make them accessible to information about the laws made for women, informed university’s media in-charge Prabhat Chandra Mishra.

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