Beti Bachao Beti Padhao? observation in Iglas, Aligarh
Aligarh, December 1: To remind people on how a large number of girls inside the mother?s womb or after their birth are shamelessly killed, the residents of Simarghari village in the Iglas area of Aligarh hosted the ?Beti Bachao Beti Padhao? awareness programme organised by 'Subhadra Samarthya Samiti?.
Prof Samina Khan (Nodal Teacher?Gender Champion Scheme, Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University?AMU), who attended the programme as the guest-of-honour said that in many parts of the society, women have been suppressed and made to comply with the suppression on them. ?This is happening because of lack of education,? said Prof Khan.
Adding that women have been made equal constitutionally but not practically, Prof Khan said that people need to acknowledge that females are also born like males and not made by socio-cultural traditions. She urged the elected representatives of rural areas to provide women with proper education, health facilities and social justice. Prof Khan appealed for all sections to unite to take part in the struggle with village folk.
Social workers, educationists and gender champions including village authorities deliberated their views on women empowerment. Cultural programmes on gender sensitization were also held during the occasion. Meanwhile helpline number, 181 was also extended to the village residents.
Ms Hitesh Kumari (District Child Protection Officer) inaugurated the function. Choudhary Narendra Singh conducted the programme.
Mr Abdul Mabood (Reserarch scholar and ender issues activist, Faculty of Arts, AMU), Ms Fatima Aleeba (Research scholar, AMU), Ms Eram Siddiqui, Mr Awadesh Chaudhary, Ms Neelam Chaudhary and Mr Adesh Chaudhary were present on the occasion.
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