March 8th, 2019. JD Birla Institute (Main Campus). One of the primary reasons that had led to the establishment of the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) shortly after the Nation had wrested independence was to provide quality education to girls. Ever since, BESC has been focussed on ensuring that equal opportunities are made available to the girl child, irrespective of class, creed, religion or colour. As a matter of fact, it is perhaps the only institution that offers a basket of facilities that are aimed specifically to empower the female students – free driving lessons, being a case in point. There are scholarships that are available in the BESC exclusively to girl students, as are courses that are tailormade for them.
Thus, when the invitation from the JD Birla Institute came to the college to participate in a walk organised by them to commemorate the International Woman’s Day, excitement was palpable. As a matter of fact, as many as ten percent of the participants in the walk were from the BESC who added their youthful zest, even as they walked to spread awareness about the plights and rights of women.
The BESC contingent had sported pink – symbol of girl power to create awareness and highlight the issues pertaining to women’s empowerment, their rights and contribution to the society. The thematic representation and the unique way in which the underlying issues were highlighted, communicated a strong message, apart from being an obvious eye-candy.
(This report has been filed by Komal Chowdhary along with camera person Akshat Bothra of the Expressions collective of the BESC)