Sashakt (Society for Women’s Empowerment)

Convenor – Dr. Anita Narang (Department of Botany)

The deeply ingrained social malady of gender-based discrimination has been plaguing Indian society for an extended period. Overcoming this sensitive issue has been a protracted and arduous battle against the potent structural and male-centric forces of society. Despite women comprising almost 50% of the population, they continue to suffer from a dearth of equal opportunities to foster their all-encompassing personality development through education, sports, and career paths, among other areas. This is a flagrant contradiction to the principle of gender equality enshrined in the Indian Constitution's Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, and Directive Principles. The Constitution not only confers equality upon women but also authorises the state to implement affirmative action measures in their favour.

Consequently, women’s empowerment is one of the key factors in determining the success of development in the status and position of women in the society. The college took an initiative on women’s empowerment, realising that it was all about making focussed efforts towards not just physical or psychological but complete personality development involving medical counselling, sex education and laws on women’s rights, etc.

To fulfil this objective, a society named ‘Sashakt’ was set up in 2003 with an aim towards the welfare and development of the female students and faculty members by providing equal rights and opportunities; and a platform for growth, ensuring their progress.

Sashakt works with the following three objectives:

  • Sensitize
  • Educate
  • Empower

To fulfil these objectives Sashakt organises following activities

  • Conduct seminars and workshops to understand laws and regulations on sexual harassment
  • Provide information on women rights
  • Educate students and staff on how to prevent and cope with harassment
  • Address issues related to female health and hygiene
  • Organise trainings on Self defence
  • Provide counselling on any gender based issues

Office bearers of the society in Academic Session 2022-23

Designation Name Course
President Ms. Vridhi Singh Botany(H) III Yr
Vice President Mr. Saarthak Kumar Biomedical Science(H) II Yr.
Secretary Ms. Anushka Biomedical Science(H) II Yr.

MoU with Breakthrough Trust

Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, India and Breakthrough Trust, have created a cooperative alliance. The program would encourage sensitization and capacity building of college students on issues for Sexual harassment, gender based violence, gender equality and corresponding rights and laws.

MoU with Breakthrough


Or reach out to us on our social media handles:

Instagram - sashakt_andc

Facebook - Sashakt Andc

Annual Reports

2022-23 2021-23 2021-22 2020-21 2018-19 2017-18