scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, July 01, 2022

‘Declare 2009 as the year of single women’

A seminar on ‘2009-the year for single women’ was organised by the department of Sociology, Government College for Girls, Sector 42, on Saturday.

Written by Expressnewsservice | Chandigarh |
November 16, 2008 12:34:14 am

A seminar on ‘2009-the year for single women’ was organised by the department of Sociology, Government College for Girls, Sector 42, on Saturday.

Introducing the topic of the seminar, Dr Ranjay Vardhan recalled that it was on March 8 this year, on the release of his book titled Single Women: A Study of Spinsters by Pawan Bansal, Minister of State for Finance, that he had requested the Minister that 2009 be declared as the year of single women. “This seminar has been organised in continuation of that demand,” he stated.

Professor Sherry Sabbarwal, Dr Ranjay Vardhan and Charanjit Kaur delivered lectures at the seminar. Professor Sabbarwal, chairperson of the department of Sociology, Panjab University applauded the efforts of Dr Vardhan in raising the issue of single women.

She said that now women are also taking the responsibilities of the household in case of the death of her husband, divorce, desertion or separation. “There is a need for the declaration of 2009 as the ‘Year of Single Women’ to draw attention of the society towards the problems of women,” she said.

Best of Express Premium
Explained: What unchanged small savings rates mean for banks, saversPremium
Fadnavis stunned, but BJP clear about reasons, kept Eknath Shinde in loopPremium
Don’t ignore the services sectorPremium
With Shinde in seat, BJP defangs Uddhav, next stop BMCPremium

Dr Ranjay Vardhan is a senior lecturer of Sociology in the college and has authored two books on single women. “It is high time society and governments start thinking about the problems being faced by single women. Single women are often seen struggling even for survival. With the changing socio-economic scenario, their number has increased tremendously,” he said.

Charanjit Kaur, Punjabi senior lecturer of the college cited references from literature to highlight the plight of single women in general and widows in particular. Principal of the college, Shashi Malik was the chief guest on the occasion and gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions organised in accordance with the theme of the seminar. Head of Sociology department, Rajwant Singh proposed the vote of thanks.

UPSC KEY Have you seen our section dedicated to helping USPC aspirants decode daily news in the context of their exams?

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest News Archive News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement