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When I was in
school, incurring an injury while playing was dreaded for fear of bleeding.
When I was in school, action movies were ‘A’ certified because bloodshed was
considered scary. When I was in school, injections were terrifying because they
looked like they would hurt. Here I am now, all grown up. Everything from my
childhood has changed but the essence of that fear still remains. I can ride a
roller coaster for the thrill but I cannot get over my fear and insecurity.
Fear of a prick and insecurity about a donation!
Blood – probably the
cheapest resource for many but the most prized asset for few. Where one group
can only dream of having enough of it, there are many others who don’t even
realise the treasure within. It is possibly the only treasure in history which
multiplies on donation. It stands true that life is priceless, but there are
many fortunate ones who could afford that price for those who can’t.
When we talk of
blood donation, is it just another “cool” day at work which would be added to
your collection of selfies with fancy captions on the run? Well then, a fancy
portrayal of a noble deed is “cool” enough only when done as a social
responsibility. A social responsibility to realise the value of simply donating
blood to someone in need of another chance to live, perhaps another chance to
wake up beside their loved ones the next morning, another chance to dream, another
chance at life. All that you give isn’t necessarily lost and all kinds of gold do
not necessarily glitter.
As a child I
always wanted to be a hero, I believe that I still have a chance of becoming
one for somebody.
A guest lecture on gender
sensitization was conducted by Mrs Renuka Mukkadam, consultant at SATHI-CEHAT on July 12, 2017. The session was interactive and started with a short animation clip highlighting the gender stereotypes. Mrs
Renuka explained what constitutes as sexual harassment i.e. any verbal/non-verbal
physical intimidation of a person owing to their gender which violates their
personal space and their being.
Students were also introduced to the roles imposed on the people on the basis of their gender and the need to break free from them. Gender Equality and Women safety are some of the issues of the hour. These are the issues that have an impact not just on women but the society as a whole, at micro and macro levels.
The lecture focused on gender equality,
existing stereotypes, victims, social environment their impact and loss
pertaining to sexual harassment. Mrs Renuka started the session with a clip
that highlighted the stereotype imposed on males and females. Students were
asked to recall the stereotypes they have faced based on their gender –the toys
they played with and their experience.
short film on sexual harassment at work was shown. Miss Renuka then went on to
give real life examples of sexual harassment and the laws in place. She also
explained about Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act, 2013. This act also
covers students patients at hospitals along with employees atworkplace. She
elaborated upon the definition of sexual harassment, internal complaint
committee and the legal consequences.
It was a lively two hour session. Mrs Renuka
interacted with the students and asked them to put their questions forward. She
explained the students about the guidelines on Women’s safety and also focused
on Gender Equality.
Renuka concluded her lecture with some food for thought by stating “Men of
quality respect Women’s equality.” The session definitely had an impact on the students
making them aware of their duties, rights and privileges.
Symbiosis is all set to
organize a Blood Donation Drive (BDD) on 31st July 2017 on the occasion of
International Students Day. Symbiosis Center of Health Care (SCHC) in
co-ordination with Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) and Symbiosis
College of Nursing (SCON) will organize the Blood Donation Drive as an annual
event across all the campuses of SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY.
As a part
of the tradition, this year the opportunity is given to the students of MBA-
HHM, Medical Technology and college of nursing to campaign for this noble cause
and motivate faculty, staff and students of Symbiosis.
A poster competition has been
arranged on the day of BDD to create awareness and address blood donation
related stigmas among staff and students of Symbiosis. Refer to following
guidelines for the same:
Students and staff of Symbiosis.
criteria: Use catchy slogans, be creative, be original and be
Individual or Group (max. 3 members per group)
date of submission: 26th July 2017 by 2 PM.
specification: A3 chart paper
distribution: 31st July 2017
certificate distribution: At respective campus.
Medical Officer, SCHC of respective campus.