The Women Empowerment Cell of Sri Aurobindo College was established on 16th February, 2018 with an aim to empower women and create social awareness about the problems faced by women. We act on our motto by boosting self confidence and knowledge in women through our various activities & conclaves.Within a time span of less than a year Paakhi has organized several successful events.
We started with a visit to the slum areas of Lajpat Nagar to witness and discuss the conditions of women. We joined hands with a women committee to provide them with basic necessities like clothing, menstrual hygiene kits etc.
Next was "The Signing Campaign" which was one of the most successful events of the society. A wall of opinions was put up where teachers and students penned down their opinions.
:Paakhi conducted it's very first "orientation cum recruitment programme" on 29th August 2018 and received a very active and overwhelming response from the students.
With the new team filled with dedication and zeal, WEC organised a Self Defense Workshop, a 10 days workshop aiming to teach girls the importance and basics of self defence. The workshop was led by self defence trainers from Delhi Police.
The Panel Discussion on the topic of Changing Horizons of Women Empowerment in the presence of eminent personalities who enlightened the students with their knowledge was another successful event organised by Paakhi. The event was graced by Mr. JK Tripathi; Shri Kundan Yadav (Joint Commissioner Income Tax), Mrs. Sujata Mandok (Journalist and Activist) and Mrs. Sonali Shah.
It was another day of celebration 8th March 2019. On the occasion of International Women's Day, Paakhi organised Walkathon - To sensitize public towards Menstural Hygiene in collaboration with Seeds of Innocence IVF, Maternity Hospital. The walk was about 5 km long which was followed by an enthusiastic zumba session. Paakhians also organized a "Donation Drive" for Matranchal Pariwar, an orphanage in Haridwar, Uttarakhand to make vulnerable children's future bright.
The Annual Fest of Paakhi was organised on 12th March 2019. A conclave was organised on the theme "Gendered Media : The role & responsibility of media in empowering women". An equal number of exciting competitions were also held i.e. Vidyanjali - The Quiz on Womenism, Kavyanjali - The Open Mic & The Ad - Mad Competition. All these events were held very enthusiastically. The winners were awarded with exciting cash prizes.
A Cervical Cancer Awareness talk was held on 27th March 2019 by Dr. Saritha Shamsunder (President ISCCP, Sr. consultant Safadarjung Hospital) and Dr. Anita Sabharwal (Chairperson Public Awareness Committee ISCCP Secretary FOGSD, Forum of Obstetricians & Gynecologist of South Delhi) and Dr. Priyanka Pangpe, Member ISCCP. The talk was very informative where some new vaccines & cures were discussed.