International Women’s Day celebrated at CSIR-CBRI Roorkee on 26th March

International women’s day was celebrated in CSIR-CBRI Roorkee on 26th March. The chief guest of the function was Dr. Charu Chaturvedi, Dr. Shikha Jain was Guest of Honour and Dr. Jyotsna Agarwal was Invited speaker.

Dr. N Gopalakrishnan , Director CSIR-CBRI presided over the function. All the female employees and spouses of CBRI staff members of CBRI attended the program.

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Mrs Jaishree, the first lady of CSIR-CBRI Roorkee could not be present on the occasion and therefore sent a message . She wanted women to be more concerned about their health and should not ignore the health issues. She cited a sholka from Manusmriti, which says God reside where Women are worshiped.

Dr Jyotsna Agarwal is a practicing Gynaecologist and Obstetrician and gave an address on Cancer Awareness – Gynecological and Breast Cancer. She told about the various symptoms, self tests and other tests to be performed to detect cancer. She emphasized the need of regular check up by females.


Dr Shikha Jain, Counselor for students of IIT Roorkee talked about importance of curbing wastage and role of women in minimizing wastage.

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Dr Charu Chaturvedi, First lady of IIT Roorkee, emphasized on the importance of making society Safe for women. She spoke about the need to remove taboos regarding issues pertaining to women’s health and hygiene and creating an environment of openness.

Dr N Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI urged the females to undergo regular health check ups as early detection is very essential for curing any disease. He plans to conduct regular health check ups in CBRI for all the employees, irrespective of gender.

Dr Purnima Parida, conducted the programme and talked about what women want…She told time has changed and now women are moving ahead and marching along with men , but still much more needs to be done for gender equality.

The program ended by Vote of Thanks proposed by Hina Gupta.


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