“WE” PWC GENDER CELL, Patna Women’s College proudly organised International
Women’s Day Festival “ओजस्विनी 2.0” on 16th March 2023 to celebrate the essence of
womanhood. The festival was packed and engulfed with various interesting competitions.
The Fest was inaugurated by Dr. Sister M. Rashmi A.C., Principal, Patna Women’s College,
she declared the fest open by unleashing bunch of balloons uto the sky. The sky that
symbolised infinity and balloons that symbolized our dreams which would chase the sky
where the journey will be more inspiring than the destination. The programme started with
lighting of the lamp and was then followed by Prayer Dance, Mime and Western Song.
Further, Patna Women’s College Alumni Association (PWCAA), organised Sahas Award
Ceremony to felicitate and honor the people who have shown immense amount courage for
working towards the betterment of the society. SAHAS that stands for Sashaktikaran
Hissedari Aevam Sahishnuta, which concludes that the real empowerment comes only with
Gender Equality’. This year PWCAA decided to honor four Empowered women Anupriya
Singh, Transgender Activist, Ms. Devopriya Dutta, U.N. Youth Representative-Tarumitra,
Ms. Richa Vatsyayan, Founder, Sanitrust Biodegradable Pads and Ms. Juhi Smita , Journalist,
Prabhat Khabar, Patna for their tremendous hard work and commitment towards the
betterment of the society and making it gender equal.
The recipients of the awards were
honoured with a sapling as a mark of sustainable future along with the felicitation award and
The same day, Rangoli Making Competition, Swarachit Kavita Path, and Debate Competition
was also held along with an Interactive session by Ms. Richa Vatsyayan, Founder, Sanitrust
Biodegradable pads on Women as Entrepreneur.
Poster Making Competition, Thermocal Plate Painting Competition and Photography Competition were also organised on the theme “Women and Glass Ceiling,” “Faces of Women” and “Breaking the twin shackles of Poverty and Patriarchy” respectively. The students showcased their artistic talents with much joy and glee.The whole event was organised under the guidance of the Cultural Coordinators, Dr. Sister Celine Crasta A.C., Head, Department of History, Ms. Samiksha Sinha, Asst. Prof. Department of Sociology and Ms. Enakshi Dey Biswas, Coordinator, Performing Arts. Thewhole Programme was moderated by Student Council (2022-23)