International Women's Day was celebrated at the School of Pharmacy, Amrita Health Sciences campus, Kochi, on March 12, 2019, for acknowledging the vast group of women present at the school as students, teachers and other supporting faculty members. It was also celebrated to support and encourage the empowerment of women at the institution.

The day was celebrated by inviting an eminent figure for women in the society, Dr. Kochurani Joseph, who holds a postgraduate degree in Economics and Management and a doctorate in Micro Finance and Women Empowerment, as well as an M.B.A. with specialization in Human Resource Management and Diploma in Family Counselling. She embraced the occasion with an enthusiastic address and warm heart on the topic of “Smart Women for a Better World." She defined the empowerment of women and its roles for the women in our society and how it further enhances our society to a brighter future where women and men live in perfect sync and harmony. She also empowered the audience by bringing their thoughts and ideas on the recent issues concerning women in our society. She divided her talk into small segments and spoke on recent issues concerning safety of women and the role of men in empowering women. Finally she left the stage leaving a clear message on the empowerment of women and the role of society in ensuring a future of gender equality.

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