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Our Girl, Our Pride, an initiative towards saving girl

Punjab Tribune Bureau | January 11, 2017 07:26 PM

Jalandhar: Save girl child is an awareness campaign to save the girl child in India by ensuring their safety as well as to stop the crime against girl child especially female foeticide and gender inequality. CT Group of Institutions and Model Town Shopkeepers Association (MTSA) presented a ‘Our Girl, Our Pride,’ an initiative towards saving girl child by showcasing a story of Unborn Girl ‘Begging For Birth.’ This is a story of girl child who is murdered before her birth in mother's womb only.

Ms. Sudarvizhi, (ADCP, Traffic), Mr. Gursharanjit Singh (ACP, Model Town) and Ms. Deepika Singh, IPS (ACP, Jalandhar Police) were special guests for the event. They shared their views at the event. 

CT Group of Institutions and Model Town Shopkeepers Association (MTSA) organised a special screening of documentary based on the story of Unborn Girl ‘Begging for Birth.’

Ms. Deepika Singh, IPS (ACP, North) said that Save the Girl Child’ is a social initiative in India to fight against the practice of female foeticide that appealed every section of the society to give whole hearted support to the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao“abhiyan means ‘save girl child’ and ‘educate the girl child.’

Ms. Sudarvizhi (ADCP, Traffic) said that Female foeticide is both a national problem and a social evil. It’s unbelievable that the urge for a boy-child makes them so cruel that they dare to kill the yet to be born. People should need to understand that there is no difference between a girl and a boy child. Ms. Deepika Singh said that as per 2011 SENSEX report there are 913 girls of under age 6 in the which is 846 in Punjab and 874 in Jalandhar in comparison to every 1000 boys and encouraged the youngsters to come out and fight against the cause. 

Mrs. Parminder Kaur Channi (Co-Chairperson, CT Group of Institutions) said, “We belong to the modern generation of humanity. We seek an environment where every human-being is considered free. We seek an environment where every unborn child is welcomed without any gender bias.

Mr. Rohan Sehgal (President, MTSA) said, “The slogan of ‘do or die’ was once used for the cause of motherland. Now, the unborn girl-child is also seeking similar spirit among the countrymen in support of her cause.”

Following the event, a grand Lohri celebration was held at model town market in order to raise the message of celebrating the festival on the birth of girl child as well. The members of Model Town Shopkeepers Association and students from CT Group of Institutions joined the event with the city residents and enjoyed the festivity.

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