(Saveetha University – Students Welfare and Gender Awareness Training)
(8th Oct’18 & 9th Oct’18)
SU-Swagat – Meaning ‘Welcome’, a programme designed as a token of welcoming the freshers (New Candidates) amalgamated with students welfare activities and gender sensitivity programmes. It is being organized every academic year.
Welfare Of Students Is An Important Part Of This Institution. Oriented towards holistic environment, the institution has many opportunities for the promotion of overall development of students.
SU-SWAGAT Provides ample scope, opportunities and facilities for the all-round development of personality and leadership qualities among the students. The students are grouped into several teams. Each team consists of equal representation form freshers and existing students of various academic years.
The programme comprised of team building activities, leadership development skills, debates, group discussions, clay modeling, Tug of War and various games. Team building activities help the students to develop the sense of socialization and instigate leadership qualities. It paves way to familiarize with fellow students. Students learn the habit of pardoning with fellow members in daily life. Open discussions lead to magnanimity among the group members. Group discussions help in the development of leadership skills and the art of listening.
The program also comprised of difficulties earlier faced by the students in day-to-day life and in academic career.
Gender Sensitivity Program:
The concept of gender sensitivity has been developed as a way to reduce barriers to personal and economic development created by sexism. Gender sensitivity helps to generate respect for the individual regardless of sex.
Gender sensitivity is not about pitting women against men. On the contrary, education that is gender sensitive benefits members of both sexes. It helps them determine which assumptions in matters of gender are valid and which are stereotyped generalizations. Gender awareness requires not only intellectual effort but also sensitivity and open mindedness. It opens up the widest possible range of life options for both women and men.
Students are encourages to speak on gender issues and educated on its applicability in daily life as well as in professional career.
With all the above activities the program by means of holistic approach gives no space for ragging.