The two days 11th International conference on the theme “Holistic Health of Women: Issues and Challenges” started at Women’s Studies Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala.
The inaugural session was held at Senate Hall of the University 2019. Prof. B.S. Guman Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala presided over the session. He said that legal, political and social restructuring through aggressive approach is required to improve the health conditions of women in India.
Dr Leroy Allen Furr, Professor of Sociology, Auburn University, Auburn in his keynote address said that women health is a chronic global problem and needs to diagnosed and tackled not only at downstream level but upstream levels as well with a long term sustainable approach.
Guest of honour, Dr Maina Chawla Singh, Scholar in Residence, American University, Washington DC spoke about women’s personal well being through the development of self-image and self-care.
Kiranpreet Kaur, Member, Punjab State Commission for Women said that rigorous measures are needed to overcome hurdles with regard to women’s health.
Dr Ritu Lehal, Director, Women’s Studies Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala welcomed all the guests and shared the information about the progress of various activities of the Centre. Women, Man and transgender of Eminence in the diverse fields- Professor Rajesh Gill, Ms Jagmati Sangwan, Prof. Ritika Khera, Dr Pooja Gupta, Mr Parneet Singh, Tx Dhananjay Chauhan were honoured on the occasion. Book on previous year proceedings was also released. Dr G.S. Batra, Dean, Academic Affairs proposed a vote of thanks. Dr, Harpreet Kaur, Associate Professor, Department of Distance Education coordinated the session.