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In connection with International Women’s Day, the Women Development Centre, UE Lahore organized a seminar and a poster exhibition on March 8th, 2023 on the theme “Women Empowerment: A key to Progress”. The program aimed to highlight the contributions of Pakistani Women for peace and security and women role as educational leaders. The program began with welcoming note by Dr. Muqaddas Butt, Incharge Women Development Centre, UE Lahore who highlighted the crucial role the Women Development Centre is playing in empowering women through providing skill based trainings and informative and interactive sessions.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Arshad, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Education Lahore graced the occasion as the Chief Guest whereas Prof. Dr. Samina Mazhar, Principal Bank Road Campus, UE Lahore chaired the seminar.
Prof. Dr. Talat Afza (Former Vice Chancellor of Women Universities: Bahawalpur & Multan) and DSP, Shehzadi Gulfam (Punjab Police Department), the winner of United Nations’ Peacekeeper Award 2011, were the guest speakers in the seminar who shared their success stories in their respective fields. While addressing the audience, Prof. Dr. Talat Afza emphasized that the role of women in all walks of life is undeniable and without women participation, societal development is merely a dream. She further said that for a woman to reach to milestones, family support is essential. DSP, Shehzadi Gulfam shared her tale of struggle and success and urged the young women to demonstrate their potential and play their productive role in their respective fields.
During the interactive Question answer session the guest speakers responded different questions asked by the participants. The Principals, Directors, Faculty, Non-teaching female staff and students also participated in the seminar and also appreciated the poster display of the students.