International Women’s Day-2019

The faculty members and the postgraduate students of Department of OBG Nursing and Community Health Nursing of Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal organized various programmes as part of the International Women’s Day 2019.

March 12, 2019

On 6th March 2019, awareness programme was conducted for a total of 120 postgraduate students of Dr. G. Shankar First Degree Women’s College Ajjarkad Udupi by Mrs. Pratibha Kamath and Mrs. Sweety Fernandes, Assistant Professors of Department of OBG Nursing on the topics Health Resources for Adolescents, Early Pregnancy and Family Planning Methods.

A poster competition on the theme “Balance for Better” was held on 7th March 2019 at Manipal College of Nursing MAHE, Manipal. A total of 24 posters were presented and the first best poster was bagged by Ms. Rufi Shaikh Prasanna, School of Public Health, Manipal, the second best poster is bagged by Ms. Princia and Ms. Shaila, 2nd year Post Basic BSc Nursing Students of MCON Manipal.

An outreach programme was held on 8th March 2019 at Dr. G. Shankar First Degree Women’s College Ajjarkad Udupi. Mrs. Jayamangala, Convenor of Sexual Harassment committee of Dr. G. Shankar First Degree Women’s College Ajjarkad Udupi welcomed the gathering. The programme was presided by the Principal of the college, Dr. Bhaskar Shetty who highlighted the importance of women in the present scenario, he emphasized women’s need to take a stand for showing their power. Mr. N M Hegde Lions Club Sub-Governor Udupi District also spoke on the occasion stressing the significance of women’s role in the society. Mr. Ravindra Acharya, President Lions Club Udupi, Dr. Sonia R B D’Souza, Professor, OBG (N) Department, MCON MAHE, Manipal were also present.

Dr. Ashwathy Kumaran, Associate Prof, OBG Department Kasturba Hospital Manipal spoke on ‘Stress management and health issues in adolescence’. There were 150 postgraduate students. 

Various games were conducted by the postgraduate students of OBG (N) Department of MCON MAHE Manipal. Prizes were distributed for the winners. The session ended with vote of thanks by Ms. Soumya MCON Manipal. The programme was coordinated by Mrs. Sweety and Mrs. Pratibha, Assistant Professors, MCON MAHE, Manipal.

Department of Community Health Nursing in association with LION’S club, Moodubelle Udupi district conducted an outreach programme at Geetha Mandir, Moodubelle for the general public, and ASHA workers.

Mr. Ivan D’Almeida, President of LION’S club and Mr. Gerald Fernandes, Zone Chairman of LIONS club, Moodubelle inaugurated the programme. Dr. Shashidhara YN, HOD, Department of Community Health Nursing, introduced the theme for this year as “Balance for Better”.

Sister Irene, Principal, St. Lawrence School, Moodubelle addressed the gathering on women’s safety in society. Mr. Devadas Hebbar, Former president, Taluk Panchayat, Udupi spoke on women empowerment and explained that women can empower economically and socially by utilizing low interest loan facility which is available through the government.

Mrs. Laveena Barboza, Lecturer, Manipal College of Nursing MAHE discussed the health problems of women and self-management for women. Dr. Lavya Shetty, Lecturer, Department of Yoga, KMC Manipal, demonstrated Yoga to the audience. There were totally 50 members for the programme. The Programme was coordinated by Mrs. Ansuya, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, MCON MAHE, Manipal.