The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) is a premier institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt of India, in weather and climate sciences. IITM has made remarkable achievements since its inception and has celebrated its 61st anniversary in 2022. The accomplishment of IITM is outstanding in the monsoon forecast at different scales, observations of tropical clouds, urban air pollution assessment and projections, and above all, its participation with a new earth system model in the IPCC.
The history of IITM is closely linked to that of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), where Legendary women scientists such as Ms. Anna Mani have worked and led a fully-fledged atmospheric instrumentation development group. After that, many were inspired by her work and other women leaders in diverse fields who followed in their footsteps to make a mark in the weather and climate sciences. This workshop is organized to celebrate in empowering, enhancing, and enlightening women in these sciences and their connection with other fields. The Diamond jubilee of IITM gives a special occasion to organize such a workshop. The foundation laid by leading ladies will be cherished and recognized.
The workshop will have invited speakers who can deliver motivational speeches for the younger generation, bring new knowledge about opportunities, and discuss communication and networking skills to advance their understanding and pursue leadership in diverse fields.
|(Moderators: Drs. Chaitri Roy, Smrati Gupta, Sandeep J, Shibani Bhatt, Renu Das coordinated by Dr. Padmakumari B)|
|Felicitation of Guests|
|Speech by the Chief Guest 1||Prof. Sulochana Gadgil, IISc Bengaluru
Introduction by Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni, IITM, Pune
|Speech by the Chief Guest 2||Dr. Aparna Panse
Director, Balkalyan Sansta, Pune
Introduction by Ms. Vijayaumari C.P.
|Speech by Guest of Honor 1||Dr. Mary Selvam (online)
Introduction by Dr. Suvarna Fadnavis
|Introduction to Ocean Society of India (OSI)||Dr. Aditi Deshpande, SPPU, Pune|
|Speech by Guest of Honor 2||Dr. Salvekar P. S (Honoured by OSI, India)
Introduction by Dr. Medha Deshpande
|Speech by Guest of Honor 3||Ms. Girija Nurani
Introduction by Ms. Yogita Kad
|Recognition ceremony||Video on the retirees’ work|
|Vote of thanks||Dr. Thara Prabhakaran, IITM Pune|
|Photo Session: Everyone to gather in front of the Auditorium|
|Tea/coffee break: High Tea|
|Invited talk topic: Gender equality||Dr. Bindu Ronald &
Dr. Manika Kamthan
Symbiosis College, Pune
Introduction by Ms. Mercy Varghese
|Invited talk topic: Women and health||Dr. Manish Machave &
|Dr. Tejas Gundewar|
|Introduction by Dr. Amita Prabhu|
|Invited talk: Patriarchy and shouldering administrative roles: A Gendered Perspective||Prof. Vineeta Bal, IISER Pune
Introduction by Dr. Shompa Das
|e-poster presentations||Outside participants|
|Networking (Paint a jute pot and collect a plant)|
|Tea Break sponsored by OSI|
|Conclusion ceremony||Cultural program
Concept by Drs. Medha Deshpande, Tirkey Snehlata, and Shikha Singh. Choreography by Students of IITM
Invited talks highlights:
The workshop will be conducted in a hybrid mode. All events will be live-streamed.