International Women’s day talk by Dr Manju Vasudevan

To empower women with a liberty to express their thoughts and ideas for a better world is considered as one of the best platform to take charge of their own situations and destiny. Women Empowerment Cell of Vidya hosted an invited talk by Dr. Manju Vasudevan (Pollination Ecologist) on 12 March 2024 in connection with International women’s day celebration.

Dr Manju shared her experiences such as ecological research in the Western Ghats and other parts of India. She also focused on her contributions to help assert Community Forest Rights of forest-dwelling people belonging to three Adivasi/indigenous groups in the Chalakudy river basin, Kerala.

The welcome speech was delivered by Ms Akhila R (Asst Prof, EEE Dept).Dr Saji C B (Principal) delivered presidential address. Dr Sudha Balagopalan (Dean – Academics) introduced the chief guest and highlighted the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Ms Salkala K S (Convener, Vidya Women Empowerment Cell, Asst Prof, MCA) proposed vote of thanks .

The event was successfully co-ordinated by Ms Salkala K S under the guidance of Dr Sudha Balagopalan.

Hearty appreciation to all involved !!!