AIWEFA celebrated its Platinum Jubilee Year from 2004 to 2005. All programmes during this year have been dedicated to this event.
Commencing with the release of Directory ‘On Common Ground’ by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt.Sheila Dikshit at the Delhi Secretariat.
In Association with the International Women’s Day Celebrations, 2004 AIWEFA hosted a Shadow Roundtable Meet to coincide with the 48th session of United Nations NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) at IIC.
Nina Sibal Award was presented to Mr. Sumit Roy of Digdarshika by the Hon’ble Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ms. Meira Kumar.
I. Seminar on Millennium Development Goals ( MDGs )
Workshop & Exhibitions
As part of its Platinum Jubilee Celebration AIWEFA organised an Exhibition and Workshop on Impact of Science & Technology on “Drudgery Reduction in Housework” in urban and rural areas, amongst a wider audience of administrators, activists and academicians. The focus was on highlighting science and technology developments impacting women in the areas of Food and Nutrition, Health, Habitat and Energy and to use this information to influence public policy in the right direction. Participants from all over the country were invited for the exhibition and workshop.
Prof. Ramamurthy, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology gave the Special Address; participants included Dr. Shanta Mehrotra, NBRI; Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal, HESCO; Dr. Rekha Sharma, AIIMS; Dr. Amitabh De, NITIE; Dr. Shashi Prabha Gupta, Food & Nutrition Board; Dr. Deepti Dongaonkar, AMWI; Ms. Pooja N. Sharma, Avinash Lingam Institute, Coimbatore; Mr. Rupesh Agarwal, TERI and various other lecturers from Lady Irwin College.
As a part of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations AIWEFA hosted an Exhibition on impact of science and technology towards “Drudgery Reduction in House Work” in urban and rural areas. Mock ups of the different areas of housework were displayed i.e. — kitchen, bedroom, toilet and utility room etc. They high-lighted the developments in the fields of: a) Habitat, b) Energy, c) Food Be Nutrition, d) Health e) Consumer Awareness etc.
Participation from different sectors included Government sector participants from Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources, Food and Nutrition Board, bilateral bodies like CARE India, TERI etc. Corporate organisations Nestle; professionals from various disciplines and NGOs also participated actively in the seminars and workshop.