Since 1998, Christian College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Bhilai has been at the forefront in the field of Nation building through Social Welfare. It has maintained and promoted social security and vigilance through dedicated organizations like NSS and Women Welfare Cell. On one such occasion the Town Inspector of Jamul Thana, Bhilai, Mrs. Monika Pandey delivered an awe-inspiring lecture on women’s safety by creating awareness about the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. More than 250 students learned about the classification of these heinous crimes as well the difference between various offences such as when sexual harassment and sexual assault. She said that this act envisages punishing even abetment or an attempt to commit the offence defined in the act, which are penetrative and aggravated penetrative sexual assault, sexual and aggravated sexual assault, sexual harassment and using a child for pornographic purpose. She urged the gathering to be vigilant and report any such incidences in their vicinity, failing to do so will result in half year imprisonment and fine. She asked the students not to share their personal information on social networking sites, as they can be used by criminals. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Monika Pandey said self defense itself is a choice that is made at a particular moment. It is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist and survive violent attacks. The vote of thanks was given by Dr Sandhya Pillai, Coordinator of R&D cell in the presence of HODs of various dept., functional heads, faculties and students.

The Executive Vice Chairman of CCET, Fr Jose K Varghese and the Principal, Dr Dipali Soren expressed their gratitude to Mrs. Monika Pandey and pledged to extent each and every resource in CCET’s disposal to curb these social menaces.