To commemorate International Women's Day, the Women Welfare Committee at IISER Bhopal organized a session for early detection of breast cancer on March 08, 2021. Dr. Amarjeet Manghani, the Institute empanelled gynecologist conducted the session. There was a powerpoint presentation which educated the participants regarding the early detection of breast cancer, mainly emphasizing on the importance of self-examination. Dr. Manghani spoke about the non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors, signs and symptoms, breast cancer diagnosis emphasizing that the best protection is early detection. Participants of the session were taught techniques of self examination for early detection of breast cancer. The session aimed at spreading the benefit of early screening among women, which will help in early detection of breast cancer and reduce related morbidity and mortality.
A financial literacy session was conducted on March 08, 2021 for the ground level workers of the Institute (horticulturists, security and housekeeping) wherein they were educated and oriented about the social welfare schemes they are eligible for. Mr. Pankaj Rai, Senior Manager, India Post Payments Bank conducted the session. The participants were educated about the importance of social security schemes for future unforeseen events. Importance of having insurances and a nominee were explained to them. Details pertaining to PM Jan Dhan Yojna, PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna, PM Jeevan Suraksha Yojna, Aayushmaan Bharat Yojna, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna, Atal Pension Yojna, National Pension Scheme, PPF, PM Shram Yogi Maan Dhan Yojna, MUDRA, Standup India Scheme, MGNREGA were given to them.
A motivational talk was organized for the entire community on March 06, 2021. Dr. Kanchan Gaba (CEO and Managing Director, Oriole Management Pvt. Ltd) delivered an online talk via Zoom on "Women Empowerment – Dive in Within and Beyond". In her talk Dr. Gaba mentioned the importance of equal participation of women in society, economy and politics failing which complete human inclusive growth is not possible. She emphasized on the importance of and motivated everyone to set bigger goals in life and educated the audience of holistic ways to achieve it. In her talk she emphasized on the importance setting big goals, reprogram the subconscious (by visualizing the achievement of the goal), practice self love, gratitude and try to achieve the set goal(s) with perseverance and strength. Dr. Gaba is a lawyer/legal consultant by profession who has dedicated her life to uplift the underprivileged sections of the society. Despite being visually impaired, her selfless work and sheer determination has made her the recipient of the President's award twice. Her works on women empowerment have made many women become self-reliant and sole earning members of their family.
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