Department of Languages, Dr N.S.A.M First Grade College, organized a lecture titled “Issues of Gender and Culture” on 28 Sep 2018 in the college. The lecture was pertaining to a lesson prescribed for I Sem B.Com and BBA Classes.
The program began with an address extending a warm welcome to the guest Dr R V Sheela, Department of English, MES College, Bengaluru and the audience.
Mr. J B Janardana, Head of the Department of Languages provided a brief introduction of the Resource Person. The College Principal set the ball rolling through her speech about the topic.
The guest speaker spoke on how culture and gender were responsible for treating women in an unjust manner. She linked the woman’s right to inheritance of ancestral property to the issue in the prescribed lesson “Daughter” and discussed how culture and gender injustice were responsible for treating women differently and not on par with men.
She vividly explained the lesson in detail and tried to compare it with the prevailing situation for women after the passage of so many laws for the betterment of women. The speaker tried to sensitize students about gender equality.
The students freely raised questions and the resource person provided the necessary clarification to their satisfaction.
Mr. Abhijit Naha, Assistant Professor, Dr N.S.A.M First Grade College proposed a vote of thanks with which the session came to an end.
Literary Forum of Dr N.S.A.M First Grade College organized a programme titled “Gandhiji and Non- violence” on 06 Mar 2018. Prof. S Narayanan, Retired Professor of English, was invited to address the students on the topic in order to throw light on ‘Ahimsa’, a lesson prescribed for 2nd semester B.Com and BBA.
Principal Dr R. Shanti Iyer, provided the welcome speech, while Mr J B Janardhan, Head of the Department of English, introduced the speaker, which was followed by the chief guest’s lecture.
In his speech, the Professor emphasized on the relevance of Gandhian thoughts in the modern world. He also spoke about the purpose of Gandhiji’s non- violence which made the British realize that they were wrong. A non-violence fighter should be mentally strong otherwise it is not possible to adopt the principles of non-violence. According to Gandhiji, violence was not the solution to eradicate injustice .The only way to end injustice was self-realization. It could be done through persuasion.
Prof Narayanan mentioned about ‘fear’ and ‘hate’ and rightly stressed that fear is the main obstacle in the process of persuasion. Prof Narayanan also mentioned about Gandhiji’s point of view about the environment and how he differentiated between ‘need’ and ‘greed’.
Aspects of Gandhiji’s eco-friendly economics were also covered in the speech. Overall, the programme was very effective from the students’ point of view.
The session concluded with a vote of thanks.