Guest Lecture On “Prevention Of Sexual Harassment”

The Commitee for prevention of Sexual Harassment (CPOSH) of ST.Thomas College Bhilai organized a guest lecture on “Guidelines of Vishaka Act against Women Abuse”. The key note speaker of the programme was Advocate Mr. Ajeet Paul,Criminal Lawyer, District Court Durg (C.G ).
The programme was graced by His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, Manager Bishop St. Thomas College and Administrator Rev. Fr.Dr Joshi Varghese. At the outset welcome speech was given by Principal Dr .M.G Roymon, he said that St.Thomas College formed a committee named as CPOSH in the year 2015 for ensure women safety and also ensure guidelines against any kind of sexual harassment within the College premises. At the same time he congratulated the committee members for their sincere efforts for organizing such kind of awareness program every year. He also said that as per the guidelines given by UGC and Supreme Court, all colleges must ensure women safety in premises.
The guest speaker address the programme and shared the vishakha guideline act and its current amendments .He also aware students that what are the rights of women in their respective work premises , under which every women is entitled to report a complaint against any abuse whether it is verbal or any kind wrong gestures or by cyber offence. He also said that it is mandatory for every educational institution to form a committee for prevention of any kind of sexual harassment and to create a healthy environment. The speaker also told how our society is changing with increasing working population of women, it is a very good sign for our society, and we all should respect them.
The convener of the programme was Dr.Aparna Ghosh and Co convener was Dr.Chanda verma,other members of committee, all staffs and students were attended the programme. The memento was presented to guest speaker by Dr. Mariam Jacob. The whole programme was conducted by Dr. Sheeja Varkey, member of CPOSH, and proposed vote of thanks by convener Dr. Aparna Ghosh.