SMVDU Katra, 08thDec. 2018. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra has become an active agent of social change, SMVDU takes on voluntary actions in the creation of a culture of social responsibility through a myriad of activities that address welfare of the society. Until recently, the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment at SMVDU, also known as, GSCASH, organised a workshop on ‘GenderSensitisation in Classroom’ for the students and teachers of Delhi Public School (DPS), Katra to stimulate the stakeholders on gender equality in education. The Chairperson (GSCASH), Dr. Ratna Chandra, informed the Media Cell that a team of faculty members, SMVDU, including Dr. KaminiPathania, Ms. Sonia Gupta, and others had conducted sessions where message regarding, concerns for gender equality in and through education, and understanding the prevalent misconceptions of gender were highlighted. The lecture sessions were followed up by interactive counselling sessions, and the workshop ended with a fruitful session on ‘Self-esteem and Confidence Boosting in Girls.’ The workshop focused on the CBSE initiative for transmitting knowledge that is free of gender-bias, while promoting and facilitating unbiased participation of boys and girls in the learning process and creating a gender-sensitive milieu. Dr. Chandra thanked the Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, Dr. Sanjeev Jain, for his efforts and constant encouragement for organising gender-awareness activities within and outside university campus, particularly spreading awareness amongst nearly schools and colleagues as a social responsibility of SMVDU. MsVandana Sharma, Principal, DPS, Katra, thanked the GSCASH team, and expressed her gratitude to Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, for organising such evens.