Katra. International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated every year on March 8th, provides an opportunity for the faculty members, staff members and the students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University to join with the International community to celebrate the achievements of women; to reflect on the current status; and to take action: for example to raise the awareness and celebrate the strengths of women and their efforts to break gender and caste stereotypes in general. During the event, Registrar Prof. V. K. Bhat, Asst. Registrar Ms. Saitu, Dean of Students Prof. Yugal Khajuria, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Prof. V. K. Tripathi, and various School Heads, Faculty Members, Staff Members and students were present. The Registrar specifically expressed that woman is equivalent to god. Prof. Khajuria emphasized that one should help one’s spouse in the daily household and he proudly acclaimed that in the six years of career as DoS at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University he has never received any complaint from girls against boys. Further, he indicated that SMVD University not only provides equal and quality education but also provides a safe haven to women. Also Prof. Sharda, Ms. Shreya, Ms. Muskan, and Ms. Navleen presented their views in speeches and thorough songs. The Vote of Thanks was presented by Dr. Sakshi and Ms. Sonika Gupta.