The 100th International Women’s Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Rajalakshmi Engineering College. Seven eminent women from diverse streams were honoured on the occasion. After the welcome address by principal, Dr S Renganarayanan, the women achievers were honoured.
Subhashree Thanikachalam, from the media, spoke about the qualities that a girl should possess while working and stressed the need to be patient.
Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar, eminent psychiatrist and founder of NGO Sneha, dwelt upon the physical and mental fitness of women to execute their job with precision.
Hema Gopal of TCS felt that women should continue with their passion even after marriage.
Dr Nirmala Prasad, principal, MOP Vaishnav College, asked the girls not to be upset over failures and o strive to convert failures into success.
Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, noted Bharatanatyam exponent, requested girls not to give up fine arts after marriage as it helps them relax.
Dr Sandhya Sekar, CEO Madras IIT research park, said as women are emotionally stronger than men, they should carry on with their desires post-marriage also.
Dr Shobana Ravi VP-IT, TAFE Learning, said girls should have economic independence and have freedom of choice.
The keynote address was delivered by college chairperson, Dr Thangam Meghanathan, who called upon the students to speak the right thing at the right moment. She wanted the students to emulate women achievers.
Dr Subbiah, PG professor, proposed a vote of thanks.