Students of School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC) of the Beaconhouse National University organized an interactive session to celebrate women of our society to mark the International Women’s Day. Parveen Sarwar, wife of Punjab Governor, was the chief guest.

Classical dancer Touheed Kashif wowed the audience with a phenomenal Kathak performance. The audience was also treated with a short video on how the students feel about Women at large and who their female role models were.

Many renowned speakers and social activists were invited for a panel discussion which included Omer Aftab – CEO of Pink ribbon Pakistan, storyteller Sadia Sarmad and Huzaifa Ahmad – Co-founder of Rizq Food Bank. The discussion highlighted the many achievements of women as well as the struggles they have faced in our country and at large. The panelists also shared their own success stories and gave an insight on how their journeys came about. Also in attendance was Head of SMC Department Rana Faizan Ali and Vice Chancellor Shahid H Kardar.

In her address, Parveen Sarwar said women should never be afraid of doing what they “love because you’ll never know how far you can go unless you try”. “My message is to all the young girls out there is, be brave and be strong because nothing is impossible.”

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