INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH 8 2023
Celebrating Women Embracing Equity
March 8 2023
Here at JMT we don’t believe we have just one day to celebrate women. In fact, the wonderful women who are a part of our hospital community – from our skilled doctors and proficient nurses to our incredible support staff, astute teaching staff, smart technicians, capable pharmacists and more – are integral to making us who we are all year round and we are ever grateful for them. But we will still take any opportunity to celebrate, encourage and cheer them on as we did on the occasion of International Women’s Day this year with our ‘Embrace Equity’ themed program organized by Dr. Jeyasekharan Medical Trust College of Allied Health Sciences.
Mrs. Parveen Mathew, Correspondent and Vice Chairman, Corpus Christi School, Nagercoil and Chief Guest for the day spoke to the idea, “Challenge to make a change” and gave all of us a lot to think about. Women’s day messages from our Managing Trustee Dr. Devaprasath Jeyasekharan, Medical Administrator Dr. Renu Devaprasath, and Administrators Mrs. Beena Sabu and Mrs. Sujatha Ranjit were also packed full of motivation and encouragement for everyone present.
Other notable highlights from the day included a special dance presented by BSc OTAT II-year students; a surprise game organized for the women participants present at the event along with prize distribution for ‘Women Empowerment’ themed rangoli, poetry writing and slogan writing contests held earlier in the week; a special screening of “Inspiring Indian women Achievers”, and “Being a woman”, two inspirational and informative videos in line with the theme of the day; and a special showcase of the problems women face in society while fighting for freedoms and demonstrating commendable courage as they overcome obstacles and achieve their goals depicted through Mime by our BSc OTAT I Year students
While we certainly don’t limit ourselves to just one day, International Women’s Day is still a milestone marker every year for all of us to reflect on progress made, to call for change, to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, to cheer for the achievements of the women in our community, to raise awareness about discrimination, and to more fully ‘Embrace Equity’.