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M. Narendra, chairman and MD, Indian Overseas Bank, released the proceedings of a three-day International Conference on Social Sciences on January 23 at Ethiraj College for Women.Special Arrangement.
M. Narendra, chairman and MD, Indian Overseas Bank, released the proceedings of a three-day International Conference on Social Sciences on January 23 at Ethiraj College for Women.Special Arrangement.

“Women should shed inferiority, dependency and fear and emerge confidently to use her knowledge and potential for the betterment of themselves and the society,” said Dr. Kalyani Mathivanan, Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, at the inauguration of a three-day International Conference on Social Sciences at Ethiraj College on January 23.

With relevance to the themes of the conference across the various facets of social sciences including culture, society, education, gender, psychology and business, she added that women, who were denied education till 18{+t}{+h}century, now had the opportunity for education.

But the plight is that they are not able to use their full potential due to social pressures. Releasing the conference proceedings, Chairman and MD, Indian Overseas Bank, M. Narendra, remarked, “Success is not possible without inter-dependency. And it is high time for people of the world to look beyond the differences between countries, racism, gender discrimination and other biases to live and grow inclusively as humankind at the same time with much needed concern to the environment, ecology and biodiversity.”

Convened by the Department of History, Tourism and Travel Management, the programme witnessed discussion of eye-opening topics in eight technical sessions.

Over 120 papers were submitted. Chairman of Ethiraj College Trust, A.M. Swaminathan presided over the function.

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