IIM Kozhikode takes yet another leap of celebrating the rich diversity. On the occasion of auspicious day celebrated for women world-wide, IIM Kozhikode, known for its rich culture and highly diversified batch commemorated this day for women.
International Women’s Day marked on the 8th of March every year, is a day of global celebration of women. To continue the legacy and celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women, the Social Service Group, Student Council, Media Cell and all students at IIM K have decided to take up the task of mentorship of female students in Kozhikode. This task would be divided into two phases:
In phase one, IIM Kozhikode proposes to have all the Women Students of PGP14 take a pledge to play a vital role in the empowerment of girl students in Kozhikode. These students will then be divided into groups and allotted schools in and around Kunnamangalam for the career counseling phase.
In phase two, the Social Service Group would take up Career Counseling Sessions as part of their activities each year. The groups allotted in Phase One will be provided with materials which will be used for the sessions by the Social Service Group to assist them in counseling the students. Students from 8th & 9th standard shall be targeted for this initiative as these students decide their career paths at this point in time.
The evening today was marked by the presence of professors and students taking oath on this propitious day.
“I, today on International Women’s day, would take upon this oath of always adding meaning to the existence in every role of a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a wife.
I will keep my dreams big, aspirations high and strive for a bigger and brighter tomorrow. I commit to mentor at least one woman who is less privileged than I am in order that she succeeds in fulfilling her potential as a human being.
I will respect, assist and appreciate fellow women counterparts and strive for women’s economic political and social achievements.” ~IIM Kozhikode, International Women’s Day, March 08, 2011
Prof. Rani Ladha, faculty MBA Finance at IIM Kozhikode graced the occasion by speaking the equality of men and women in today’s era and that both are mutually involved in strengthening the bond of men-&-women.
IIM Kozhikode certainly hopes to make the task of mentorship a grand success in the near future such that women in this country proudly respect not only their independence but their very existence. The quote by Diane Mariechild aptly fits in today’s celebration of women liberalization.
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”