A national seminar on “cultural hypocrisy and exploitation of women: ‘Is God really a misogynist’ and righteous sampling ‘sampling size calculation’: foundation of nursing research organized by Asian Institute of Nursing Education (AINE) and co-sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi concluded on May 7 at NEDFI Convention Centre, Guwahati. The Chief guest of the seminar was Jatin Hazarika, IAS (retd) Chairperson of AINE and Dr N.C. Borah , CMD of GNRC.
The main attraction of the seminar was the presence of Radha Saini, Fellow, Union for International Cancer Control Geneva and representative of ICMR . ‘These two topics are of not only national importance to our nursing profession but would definitely leave an enduring mark on the minds of young nurses regarding the cultural hypocrisy existing in the mindsets of our older generation,’ she said.
Topics like Intimate Partner violence and Constitutional protection for women were discussed in the first day of the seminar. Dr. Unmona Borgohain Saikia, Principal, AINE in her speech ‘Is God really a misogynist’ mentioned about the complex web that makes women unhappy everywhere and how every move of her is judged.
“Our students enjoyed and learnt a lot from the lectures . The discussions were really fruitful,” said Smriti Rekha Neog, lecturer of AINE.
The concluding day was about sample size calculation. Radha Saini helped the students in their paper presentation. She said that books about nursing are outdated and there is serious need to write quality books. She also mentioned that the nursing community don’t want to upgrade themselves and only focuses on small bickering and changing lifestyle. This needs to go so that there can be quality research on this field, she added.
In the afternoon practical sessions were conducted by Dr Ruma Talukdar, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Cotton College which proved to be of immense help to the students and participants of the seminar.