‘Do not involve in any acts that demean women, never exhibit any poor behaviour towards women either in person or through any social media platforms’, advised K. Magesh, Counselor, District Family Court, Coimbatore.
He was addressing the students of Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science at a Gender Sensitization Programme titled, ‘Self-Vigilance’, recently.
A press release from the college mentioned that through his address, he also created a legal awareness among the student community on the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences – POCSO Act and the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.
Following this, Latha Sundaram, Founder & Managing Trustee, Aram Foundation Charitable Trust, Coimbatore guided the female students to always be vigilant in the society they face. She also instructed them to be wary of those who try to misbehave taking advantage of the circumstances and also counselled them to learn to say “NO” in places where it demands.
B.Subramani, the Principal of the College presided over the function and introduced a new e-mail ID to the students to lodge complaints on any ‘Gender Grievance’. Videos and Cultural program. Around 500 students participated in the program along with their teachers, following the safety protocols against the pandemic.