Women's Day Celebrations 2015

IIT Hyderabad celebrated International Women's Day on 18th March 2015. Prof. Vijaya Khader, Former Dean, Acharya N G R A University Hyderabad, Principal Investigator for Food Technology and Chair Person for Task force Committee on Bio-Technology Based Programs for Women was the chief guest for the event. Prof. Khader gave a very motivating talk on 'Impact of Economic Empowerment of woment on health security - lessons from studies in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Kenya'. Before her formal presentation, she spent time with female faculty and students at IITH talking about healthy food habits for women, maintaining work-life balance, and her appraoch towards a successful career. Her suggestions were very helpful and inspiring to everyone present. Prof. Vijaya Khader's talk was followed by a short poem by Miss Meenu Agarwal. Then Mr. Rahul Dev, a 3rd year undergraduate student in electrical engineering demonstrated a self made women safety device. The event was concluded by offering a momento and note of thanks for Prof. Vijaya Khader.