The British Deputy High Commission Kolkata felicitated the women football team of East Bengal Club at Sister Nivedita University (SNU), New Town today on 15 March 2023.
Peter Cook, Acting British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata said: “Empowering women is a key part of UK’s new gender strategy! I was so glad to join with Sister Nivedita University in Kolkata today to pay full honour to the women in our society. I also had the pleasure to meet the East Bengal Women’s football team and enjoyed hearing so many stories of gender leadership and gender campaigns. I am delighted to add my voice in support of so many women in the struggle for full equality.”
Prof. (Dr). Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University said: “Men and women are two forms of the same energy which has created this planet. Hence I feel if we can remove the discriminations and spread this eternal truth among people, the world would be a much better place to live. We should eliminate the need to celebrate Women or Men’s Day and rather focus on celebrating a Day for the entire Humanity.”
During the programme, Debasmita Ghosh, Associate Director, Accenture gave a talk on ‘Gender Equality through financial and digital empowerment of Women’.