UG Department of Criminology, IQAC and Centre for Professional Excellence had organised a Personality Development Programme on ‘How Can I Conquer the World’ on 18th April 2022 at 2.30 P.M. in Maria Pavia Hall. The resource person for the session was Trans-Model Nayantara -A Fashion Blogger/Model, and a Freelance Artist-Relationship Consultant Who Lives in Mumbai and Her Roots Hail from Mangaluru, & Brand Strategist (Paris), CEO & Founder of the Craeon Collective, Creative Director At Monkey minds Ms. Carol Reema Pinto.

The programme began with a prayer song by Miss Melissa and Team, followed by a welcome address by Ms Sarik Ankith- Dean Student Programme and HOD, Department of Criminology-Roshni Nilaya.

Ms. Thea Mathias- III BA criminology introduced the chief guest Ms. Nayantara and the guest of honour Ms. Carol Reema Pinto was introduced by Ms Rachael Pais III BA criminology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“To live with all the abilities in life is not a big deal, but having disabilities in life and then living your life perfectly is the biggest achievement in life and the people who have this spirit are the born survivors.” This quote suits very well all those people who have proved that it’s not the physical capabilities or the appearance that makes you achieve something in life.

Ms. Nayantara in her address spoke about her Inspirational Story of her journey through the years of her life.Ms. Nayantara, (Nayantara Meaning- One who Has Stars In Her Eyes) a trans-woman, of Mangaluru who moved to Mumbai after her PUC at St Aloysius PU College, Mangaluru to pursue a degree in Media Studies. Before fashion, she had found a medium to express herself bravely and that was- poetry. Nayantara used her ink as her voice back in St. Aloysius wrote about various social issues in her writings and harboured a love for literature. Nayantara addressed the students on the issues pertaining to gender equality, normalizing queerness, gender binaries and their impact on society, knowing the identity of queer communities through the lens of transphobic or queerphobic people and facts about pronouns and rebuttals. While emphasizing the plight of transgender, she asked the students to unlearn or deschool the so-called stereotypical norms structured in the society regarding gender identities. She further added that we are all trying to figure out ourselves – be it our sexual orientation or gender identity. The only possible way in which we become normal is by being kind to people regardless of their differences. She also threw light on how society creates a sort of unspoken rule for women to look and behave a certain way and that it is very exhausting.

Carol Reema Pinto spoke on how she was always inspired by the way her granny lived and worked very hard. Growing up superficial beauty was something that she was never taught to appreciate. Looks didn’t matter; she was always made to value kindness, confidence, self-esteem and hard work. And she thinks that’s what made her confident in her skin and embrace her flaws as she grew up”.She also spoke on her journey to Paris. Coming from a small town she had her own insecurities that initially were her limitations. But navigating through the big city life she learnt to carve her path and conquer her insecurities. She learnt to turn her weaknesses into strengths because she never wanted to be defined by the bad days or the struggles, but rather by the actions that we take towards our goals.

The session was followed by Questions and Answers sessions and interactions. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms Sarah Nasir Sheikh, a First-year Criminology student and the programme was eloquently completed by Ms Valerie Ann Lobo-III year Criminology student.

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