Women's Association

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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General Body Meeting

GBM-3 (January 14, 2018): Minutes of the Meeting) PPT

The General Body Meeting (GBM) of the Women’s Association of IIT Kanpur (WA) was held at the Faculty Club, IIt Kanpur on 14 January 2018. The Chair was Dr Kiran Biswas, nominee of the Patron of WA, Mrs Rachna Agarwal.

Firstly, the new website of the WA was inaugurated. Thereafter, Mrs Rita Sigh, Secretary of the outgoing Executive Committee presented the report of activities for the period 1 April 2016 till 31 December 2017, including physical and financial progress.

Thereafter the new Executive Committee was elected with consent of all members present in the meeting, and the charge of WA was handed over to them. Mrs Vibha Dixit has become the Secretary and Mrs Savita Jain the Treasurer of the new Executive Committee, and have been authorised to operate the bank account of the WA.

GBM-2 (April 29, 2017): Minutes of the Meeting PPT

The Women's Association of IIT Kanpur had held their General Body Meeting (GBM) on the 29th of April at 4.30 pm in the PBEC hall of the Visitor's Hostel.

The meeting started off with the felicitations for the children who participated in the green ambassador programme organised by WA. This felicitation programme was coordinated and conducted by Mrs. Neeta Singh and Mrs. Nalini Sankar. There were around 20 children who were felicitated for their participation. This felicitation was followed by speech from Dr. Bharat Lohani, Convener of Green Cell, IITK. He expressed willingness of Green Cell to collaborate with WA, and sought cooperation in implementing their projects.

This was followed by a small poetry recitation done by Mrs. S Thareja.

After a short tea break, the GBM started with presentation of Report of WA by Mrs. Rita Singh, Secretary. She gave updates of all the events held during the period June 2016 till March 2017. The presentation by the Secretary.

Major highlights were:
ActivityDate heldDetails
General Body Meeting 9 July 16 Nearly 55 members, Fac Club
Plantation Drive 30 July 16 Behind Petrol Pump
Jazba Junior 6 Aug 16 Audi, more than 120 kids participated, 30 members
Teej Celebration 20 Aug 16 Organised at Directors lawn, 90 members
Health Talk (Gynic issues) 1 Sep 16 Dr Shubha Agarwal, Outreach, nearly 80 participants
Poetry & Painting 24 Sep 16 6 members of WA presented
Dandiya 8 Oct 16 Nearly 100 people, Fac Club lawn
Diwali Mela 24-25 Oct 16 Community Centre II, estimated foot print 500 pd
Painting Exh: Radha Harish 13-14 Nov 16 More than 200 visitors, and 50 children
Happy Feet: Walkathon 20 Nov 16 Fac Club, Nearly 100 participants
Voter Awareness 19 Feb 17 Social media
Flower Show 25-26 Feb 17 Nursery, huge crowd exceeding 600
Talk on Stray Dogs 26 Feb 16 Dr Neelima Deshpande
Holi Milan 19 Mar 17 Security Office, more than 25 members
Health Talk (Accu-pressure) 31 March 17 Dr Satyendra Kumar Upadhyay
Other Accomplishments
  1. Streamlined Activities at Faculty Club (bookings, registration, payments) making it easy for members/users & transparent

  2. Infrastructure – painting & lighting of faculty club, doing up of badminton court

  3. Developed Step-by-Step guide on how to conduct big events- Jazba and Diwali Mela

  4. Attempting to make each event self sustaining

  5. Development of system for book keeping & maintaining accounts is in progress

  6. Amongst the new activities of WA, Children Book Club (CBC) has been launched. Mrs. Jayshree joined in to throw some light about the Children's Club activities, and its future plans. Her ppt is also enclosed. She requested members to come forward with help and support to make CBC sustainable

  7. Neeta Singh also discussed the Go Green initiative of WA and the plans for the coming months (See presentation by Neeta Singh).

  8. The financial progress of the WA was presented.
    Revenue collected Rs 234985.
    Expenses Incurred Rs. 110930
  9. All the members who participated and volunteered in conducting activities were thanked.
  10. Mrs. Sharvari shared her views about the traffic menace inside the campus, and about the problems of rash driving inside the campus. She asked members to come forward to run awareness campaign with the help of IITK administration, and taxi owners.
  11. Mrs. Vidhu Shekhar talked about relevance of meditation techniques and Pranic healing in today's world, and offered members to come forward and learn them. She offered to conduct classes to teach these techniques through WA.
  12. It was proposed to change the period of EC from Jan to Dec . The current EC to continue till Dec 2017, with few new members inducted into it. In Dec 2017 new EC should take over.
  13. Members decided that none of the two logos are satisfactory. It was suggested that a competition could be held for logo making.
  14. The members were thanked by Rita Singh (Secretary), Vatsala Mishra (Joint Secretary) and GuhaPriya Gurunath (Treasurer)

GBM-1 (July 9, 2016): Minutes of the Meeting

The General Body meeting of the Women's Association was held on July 9th t 5.30 pm in the PBCEC Hall, Visitor's Hostel.

The meeting was attended by most of the Executive committee members and by a few women's association members. Mrs. Rita Singh welcomed the gathering and gave a presentation about the plan of activities for the whole year. She also explained in detail about the modalities of organising the various events of the Association.

Announcements were made about the various series of talks that would be presented by the Institute Gynaecologist Dr Shubha Agarwal.

The model of the Children's library was discussed in detail by Mrs.T.Archna and they were few people who have given their names to work with her in this project.

Announcements for donation drive was made by Mrs. Vibha dixit.

Mrs. Shilpa and Mrs. Deepa Anandh introduced about the concept of heartful meditation and about their willingness to teach this concept to the campus residents.

After sharing these information and discussions the members had a good time enjoying the games organised by Mrs. Vibha Dixit and Mrs. Vasima.

The meeting ended with tea and snacks. We have attached the presentation of Rita Singh ,for the benefit of the members who were unable to attend the GBM.