Women Development Cell

The Prime Role of Women Development Cell (WDC) of the College is to deal with cases of sexual harassment and moreover, implementation of the Women policy, in general to promote the well being of female student, teaching and non-teaching women staff of the college. The Activities for the academic year 2011-12 began with the formation of Women Development Cell. Various programmes were organized during this year.

Aims Of WDC
  • To prevent sexual harassment and to promote general well-being of female students, teaching and non teaching women staff of the college.

  • To create social awareness about the problems of women and in particular regarding gender discrimination.

  • To create legal awareness on specific issues concerning girl students and women.

  • To provide career counsilling.

Objectives Of WDC
  • Promotion, development and dissemination of knowledge regarding the role of girl students and women in the present social context.

  • To organize various types of training programmes and create awareness about self-employment schemes for the encouragement of self-reliance among girl students and women.

  • To encourage participation of NGOs working in the area of women’s development in the activities of the Cell.

Members of College WDC

Co-ordinator, LMC Member

Dr. Anupama Gawde

Teacher Representative

Prof. Ranjita Virkar
Prof. Amol Baviskar

Legal Person

Prof. Abhinav Dubey

Non Teaching Staff Representative

Mrs. Kalpana Mhatre

Student Representative

Ms. Jyoti Rinva
Mr. Akshay Pawar

Report Of Women Development Cell In 2017-18

“Self Defence Training Workshop”

Self Defence especially for women is of utmost importance in the kind of the world we live in today. Women, usually referred as the weaker sex, are considered easier targets. In a country like India where the cases of gender violence are on rise, out of which many go unreported. Self Defence for Women has become a necessity more than ever.

The Women are also vulnerable to acid attacks, eve-teasing, rape, kidnapping, molestation and murder. Hence it is the need of the hour that every girl should learn self defence techniques for protection against such crimes.

Women Development Cell organized “Self Defence Training Workshop” on 1st February, 2018. for girl students to create awareness among them about their safety and importance of self-defence. Mr. Kumar Pal, (Kung-Fu 2nd Degree Black Belt Gold Medal in 1st National Kung-Fu do Championship at Hyderabad) and Mr. Rupesh Ambekar, (Taekwondo 2nd Degree Black Belt, Personal trainer in body building) from empowered Butterflies Training and Research Academy gave Practical Training session on self-defence.

This workshop covered basic exercise, hand holding techniques, defence against snatching techniques, defence for front and back attacks, etc. With the growing crimes committed against women in Mumbai this practical workshop empowered women with the necessary skills and the power to defend against violence and abuse. It is need of today that everyone should be physically and mentally strong enough to protect herself and overcome in any situation. The presentation was made on “Empowering Women with Self-Defence.”

They also highlighted Possible Measures that women should take:

  • Note down the number of the cab when travelling alone

  • Enrol for self-defence classes and learn several techniques to physically fight the attacker. (like basic karate, kickboxing, karv-maga, etc)

Presentation also focused Quick Tips and trick for self-defence.

  • Pretend to be submissive at first and fight back when the attacker is off ground.

  • Stay fit enough to run fast.

  • Keep a check when walking on the road to avoid grouping or chain snatching from behind.

  • Keep your purse to your front and walk paying full Attention around.

  • Try avoiding high-heeled footwear when you have to walk a long distance and in unknown territories.

  • Say out ‘STOP’ in a loud and aggressive voice when there is a need.

Practical training was given to girls students, to learn how to defend ourselves, to understand what a threat is, to learn how to get out of dire, desperate situation, and protect ourselves our loved ones, and our families.

Report Of Women Development Cell In 2016-17

1. “Women Commuter Safety Seminar”

“Women Commuter Safety Seminar” was organized jointly be Women Development Cell of Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce, Bhayandar and Railway Protection Force (Mumbai division, Western Railway). Mr. Anand Vijay Jha, Commissioner, Railway Protection Force, Mumbai Central were present with his team on the Occasion.

As the Crime against women’s on suburban has been on rise particularly with women Railway passenger. Woman Face harassment on platform, on Foot over Bridges, and on Trains everyday. Every Woman has been subjected to some or other kind of harassment while travelling irrespective of her age, time of commute and dress she is wearing. Most of women fall prey to deliberate pushing and in appropriate touching during rush hours. Women Commuter Safety Seminar was organized for girls and boys together to create awareness about the initiative taken by Railway Protection Force of Mumbai Division, western Railway in this Direction.

The Railway Protection Force is a security force of India entrusted with protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property of the Indian Railways. This is only Central Armed Police Force (CAPF, commonly known as Para-military force) which has power to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals. The force is commonly referred as RPF.

In this seminar, Security Solutions Regarding Railway Women Commuters were discussed with the students and Presented PPT to the students. The working of Helpline no 182 was explained by the team besides how to ask for help in danger during railway journey. Examples of CCTV Cameras catching the criminals were shown to the students. The Founder chairman Shree Rohidasji Patil put on his demand for a separate railway coach for students Asst. Commissioner Ishwar Singh, Asst. Commissioner Shakil Khan, senior Authority of Bhayander Railway Station Sudhirkumar Agnihotri, Police Officer Women’s Wing Gayatri Patil, Corporator M.B.M.C., Kalpana Mhatre, Secretary of Shankar Narayan Education Trust Mahesh Mhatre, LMC Member Shripat More, were present on the occasion.

2. Guest Lecture on “Friendship and Relationship”

Women Development Cell organized a guest lecture on “Friendship and Relationship” for Boys and Girls separately on 22nd July 2016. Mr.Vivek Kashikar delivered a guidance lecture and had a dialogue with students. As there are lot of problem arising among youth out of such Friendship Relationship like HIV AIDS, transmission of sexual diseases, and abortion which leads to frustration, depression and suicide at young age. He counselled them how the young students are going on a wrong track. Separate Lecture was organised for boys on “Adverse effect of Pornography”. He motivated them to refrain from anti social and anti human activities such as drug addiction, molestation, acid attack and women abuse.

3. “Digital Locker Service and Aadhar Card Camp”

Government of Maharashtra has celebrated Women empowerment week from 1st August to 7th August 2016.Government of Maharashtra, Revenue Department and Women Development Cell has jointly organized “Digital Locker Service and Aadhar Card Camp- your document any time any where…..” in our college for students, teaching and non teaching staff from 6th August 2016 to 8th August 2016 as a part of celebration of “Women Empowerment Week”

Government of India started digital Locker Service under the programme “Digital India”. Prime Minister, Shree Narendra Modi launched ‘Digital India Programme’ to reform governance through technology. Digi Locker is a key initiative under Digital India. The main Aim to organize this programme was to create awareness among youth and teachers about the initiative taken by Government of Maharashtra, Revenue Department in this direction.

Digital Locker Service and Aadhar Card Camp was inaugurated by the hands of Chairman Shree Rohidasji Patil and Mrs. Kalpana Tai Mhatre, Corporator MBMC.Shree Laxman Pawar, Circle Officer, Bhayander; Mr. Abhijit Bodke, Talathi Officer, Kashimira; Mr. Rohan Vaishnav, Tahesildar Officer, Navghar, with their team were present in the college. Digital Locker Service was explained by Mr. Rohan Vaishnavi from Revenue Department, Government of Maharashtra. How it works and how we can use Digital Locker was elaborated in detail.

Targeted at the idea of paperless governance, Digi Locker is a platform for issuance and verification of documents & certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents. Indian citizens who sign up for a Digi Locker account get a dedicated cloud storage space that is linked to their Aadhar (UIDAI) Number. Organizations that are registered with Digital Locker can push electronic copies of documents and certificates (e.g. Driving License, Voter ID, and School Certificates) directly into citizens’ lockers. Citizens can also upload scanned copies of their legacy documents in their accounts.

All the students and teachers of Degree and Junior college took the benefit of this Digital Locker Service Camp organized by Government of Maharashtra, Revenue Department to save their personal document like PAN Card, Aadhar Card. Driving License etc.

Dr. (Mrs) Anupama Gawde

Co-ordinator, Women Development Cell