It has been more than a year that we are fighting against COVID-19, and we are yet to recover from the adverse effects of it. The year-long pandemic has brought some unprecedented crisis that we never grasped before. Besides the damages caused by Covid-19, several other diseases have affected people during the year-long confinement at home. Women's are no exceptions. Be it a homemaker or working woman, single or married, this COVID-19 and its aftereffects have caused some serious mental health issues in women. On the auspicious International Women's Day, Dr Penna Krishna Prmuch-needed going to enlighten us on the much-needed topic- What Covid-19 teaches us about women's mental health. Dr Penna Krishna Prashanthi holds MD, FICP, FIAMS, FRSSDI and is the Chairman of the Academy of medical specialists AMS, Indian Medical Association, Andhra Pradesh. She is also the Vice-Chairman, Women Doctors' wing (WDW) of the Indian Medical Association, Andhra Pradesh, and a Member of the District Expert Committee to guide the COVID Hospitals on Treatment Protocols. Join the webinar on March 8, 2021, at 11.30 am.
Celebrating the individuality of women on International women’s Day, the Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh has invited Ms Anu Hasan for a special address on “The Mantras for success” at 3 PM. Anu Hasan is a prominent Actor, Entrepreneur, Presenter, Writer, and Motivational Speaker. She refrained from conventional commercial roles in her acting career but has etched her niche in the industry.
Anu grew up climbing mango trees, playing street cricket, and watching ‘The Sound of Music’ relentlessly. In her media career spanning six languages and two countries, she hosted celebrity talk show, cookery show, reality, and game shows, while acting in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English, and Arabic movies.
Anu heads the South India Cine Creations, and is the director in an IT company operating in the industry offering mobility solutions. Her first book Sunny Side Up has been recognized and appreciated across the globe. This versatile woman represents the epitome of individualism, and strength. She believes in the seven mantras for success, which are:
1. Being successful is being happy
2. Do not compare yourself with others
3. Start working towards your goal
4. Focus on the basics and go step by step
5. Have realistic targets
6. Make sure you evaluate the cost of success
7. Remember that success is transient!
In this intrinsic session, Anu will discuss the relevance of the aforementioned mantras in achieving success. Success provides confidence, security, a sense of well-being, and the ability to contribute substantially to the society.
Women confront several routine challenges, which upend the balance in their personal and professional lives. Additionally, the pandemic ushered them to a quandary. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh organizes a discussion on ” Work, Women and Pandemic” to gauge its unprecedented impact on women.
The propagation of the virus is impairing the physical and mental health of many working women, triggering a skepticism on their career prospects. Managing extra caregiving responsibilities due to school closures, etc., while working full-time is adversely affecting a woman’s wellbeing. Further, the economic fallout prompted by the pandemic is having a regressive influence on gender equality, widening disparities in remuneration and job security.
On March 8, 2021, at 4 PM, proficient women across disciplines associated with SRM University-AP – Dr. Salome Divya Joseph, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology (Moderator), Dr. Jayasree Subramanian, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Dr Srabani Basu, Associate Professor, Department of English, Dr Malavika Binny, Assistant Professor, Department Of History, and Dr Arundhati Ghanwar, Associate Director, Department of ITKM will attempt to comprehend the detailed ramifications of COVID-19 on women.