Department of Urdu and Department of Sociology under the supervision of the Directorate of ORIC celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2022 in the University of Chitral. The program started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. The Chief Guest of the program was District Police Officer, Sonia Shamroz. The Guest of Honor of the program was Vice-Chancellor University of Chitral Professor Dr. Zahir Shah. The Vice-Chancellor said that International Women’s Day is celebrated globally to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The first women’s day was observed in the United States on 28th February 1909 in honor of working women. He said that Islam recognized the rights of women 1400 years ago. He urged young women to follow the guidelines of Islam and play a positive role in society.
Chief Guest of the program, Sonia Shamroz, said that there are limited professions for women. Women should focus on their careers and make themselves, their families, and their parents feel proud. She advised the young women to stay away from the misuse of mobile phones and social media and work hard for the better future of the coming generation.
At the end of the program, the District Police Officer held a separate session with the female students to hear their problems.
The Vice-Chancellor thanked the guest for her participation and presented Books to the Chief Guest.