On the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’ the Panel Discussion on “Challenges and Prospects of Gender Equality in India ” was organized by School of Education on 5th March, 2016 at Jaipur National University that aimed to make teacher educators and prospective teachers aware of the challenges to gender equality and prospects to gender equality in different arena of life. The Hon’ble Chancellor, Jaipur National University, Dr. Sandeep Bakshi, inaugurated the programme with lighting of the lamp as a tribute to Maan Saraswati. The Chairperson, Mahima Shiksha Samiti, Mrs. Mohini Bakshi in her opening address emphasized gender equality as the need of present time for the advancement of peaceful and just society and welcomed all the panelists to put forward their thoughts and ideas.
The panelists from various fields, Dr. Meeta Singh , Prof. Asha Kaushik, Prof. Pawan Surana and Ms. Nisha stated that gender roles and inequality is socially constructed and it’s time to deconstruct it. A course of action to achieve gender equality is through socialization process, attitudinal change, political commitment, poverty alleviation, economic independence, safe environment and gender sensitization programme. They called upon future teachers to believe that they have to change their mindset.