Kolkata Nivedita Shakti
Shakti, ‘A National Movement for Women’, initiated by ‘Vijnana Bharti’ (in the year 2003) working for empowering women through the intervention of science, technology, culture
Our aim is to promote and encourage women to take their scientific careers and supporting young women in all means who wants not only to study science for earning but dedicate her whole life for science as she will represent the future of society through science.
We wish to create
- To inculcation value based education of life building, character-making and developing their skills.
- To give a basic introduction to health and proper hygiene with the introduction of various diseases.
- To add value education through simple real-life situations to develop fellow feeling and situational judgment.
- To encourage creativity and teamwork.
Shakti is a pan India women’s organization under the ARDHANARISHWAR concept. Ardhanarishwara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe (Purusha and Prakriti) and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from (or the same as, according to some interpretations) Shiva, the male principle of God.
India has a tradition of worshiping woman as the divine mother. The ancient scriptures by the great sages of India
But unfortunately such a state of affairs did not continue for long & the synergy between men & women was broken. A weaker society unable to withstand the onslaught of foreign invasion began to crumble morally. Women were subjected to a rigid & often cruel social customs. We lost our freedom & became slaves of a dehumanizing system that robbed us of our
We have broken from the shackles of domination & won our freedom, we have paid our price & we are still in the process of nation-building. But we cannot do so when we work with half our strength by shunning the women who are the foundation from which our men & children go forth. We must make a promise to ourselves that in this land of Sita, Maitreya, Gargi, Meera Bai,etc.
A DECADE OF SHAKTI (2003-2013)
- Over time Shakti has tried to increase women’s participation in the field of science & technology with the idea of empowering women.
pastten yearsseven units of SHAKTI has been established in different states of India.
- With the execution of several successful and dynamic
projectsShakti has made a position amidst many departments of Central government organizations like DST, UGC, SEED andDepartment of Women & Child Development along with state government departments. Shakti is also coordinating with various Non GovernmentOrganizations.
- The publication of bi-annual bulletin PRAMĀ by Kolkata unit is another endeavor through which Shakti can reach out to people.
Yuva Shakti Abhiyaan
The aim of this movement is to produce empowered, developed, independent and conscious youth. Execution plan includes a 7 days workshop being conducted in schools (girls from class 8 to 12).
Training in Research & Analysis
Over a period of 2/3 days workshops will be conducted by each state unit for PG students to train and make them aware of various upcoming, relevant fields of research.
Adoption & Development
In this any area, sector or a small village will be adopted by the state unit and development would be done accordingly through project executions.
International Women’s Day: 8th March 2020
Kolkata Nivedita shakti in association with Indian Association for the cultivation of science arranging a day long seminar to mark the “International Women’s Day” Please fill up this form for registration
Topic: Women in Science and technology-Present Scenario
Date: 8th March 2020
Time: 10.00 Am – 5.00 Pm
Venue: Mahendralal Sircar Auditorium, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science (IACS), Jadavpur, Kolkata
Your gracious presence would be highly appreciated
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