When things don’t go as planned then government is compelled to enforce the law so that society will act in an organized manner and those who violate norms would be subject to punishment provisions. Likewise, in an attempt to curb female feticide, the Indian Government enacted the Pre Conception Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act 1994, which prohibits sex selection and regulates prenatal diagnostic techniques to prevent their misuse. Though, law is important because it acts as a guidelines as to what is accepted in the society but no law can be succeeded without an adequate social support. With a view to enable effective implementation of PCPNDT Act by raising societal consciousness, an awareness program named “Daughters are Angels” for people with medical science background was organised by Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan under the banner of Santulan in collaboration with Indian Radiological & Imaging Association Punjab (IRIA) on 16th June, 2019 at Punjab Institute of Medical Science (PIMS), Jalandhar.
The monumental event encouraging doctors to comply with their ethical duties was graced by the presence of Honourable Chief Guest-Cabinet Minister Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Local Body Minister, Punjab. The event witnessed distinguished guests including Mr. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Comissioner of Police, Mr. Gurdeep, President – Indian Radiological & Imaging Association (IRIA), Dr. Mukesh Gupta, Former IMA President and Secretary- IRIA, Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga, Civil Surgeon, Mr. Amit Singh, Resident Director (PIMS), Dr. Anoop Bowery, MD Bowery Medical Institute, Dr. Praveen Berry, Dr. Raman Chawla, Dr. Raghvir Singh, Dr. Jashaniv Kapoor, Dr. Sushma Chawla, Dr. Ashutosh Gupta, Dr. Kulbeer Kaur, Mr. Yash Sharma, Mr. Vishal Sikri, Director (PIMS), Mr. Daljeet Ahluwalia, Congress Leader, and Dr. Surinder Kumar, District Family & Welfare Officer.
The awareness generating grand event featured an interactive session on stress management, awareness group activities on gender based violence, one to one counselling, and an enlightening lecture against female feticide with an emphasis on PCPNDT Act, 1994, followed by guest talk and momento presentation. The program extended warm welcome to one and all and commenced with an insightful session by Sadhvi Manindra Bharti Ji, disciple of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji. Sadhvi Ji shed light on the need of balance between two genders for the society to run and said that today everybody is sloganeering “save girl child, educate girl child” but gender equilibrium cannot be established unless and until we don’t execute the said slogan in our life. Further, Sadhvi Ji with the help of videos and statistical data illustrated how to knock out stress from life. Sadhvi Ji said that though everyone should stay away from stress but it is very important for doctors to be in a perfect state of mind because their profession cannot compromise with any sort of anxiety. Sadhvi Ji said that as per a study, it has been found that 40% of stuff going on in a person’s mind includes imaginarily things, 30% includes old incidences, 12% includes balderdash, 10% includes daily happenings and only 8% includes actual problems out of which only 4% are under control of the person and rest 4% are uncontrollable. Hence, we must focus on better things in our life and kick out pointless thoughts from our mind.
Thereafter, Sadhvi Vaishani Bharti Ji, disciple of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, illuminated everyone with her views and said that female feticide is a heinous crime and this crime should be deracinated from the society at the earliest. Sadhvi Ji with a reference to the holy Geeta, elucidated that spiritual awakening through Brahm Gyan is the only solution to all problems. Brahm Gyan based meditation is the essential procedure, the only divine asset through which psycho-immunity can be augmented. It transforms the mind of an individual into a beautiful and healthy entity, the one that is given to positive tendencies. There is no other alternative.
The Chief Guest of the event, Cabinet Minister Mr Brahm Mohindra applauded the endeavours of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) in bringing gender equality in the society and congratulated DJJS and co-organizer Indian Radiological & Imaging Association Punjab for the success of the grand event. Mr. Mohindra exhorted doctors to play a proactive role to eliminate female foeticide from the state by joining hands with the government. Pointing to the decreased sex ratio which is 895 girls against 1,000 boys at present, Mr. Mohindra urged the participating doctors to pledge increase in sex ratio of girls more than boys in the next one year.
Towards the end was a thank you note delivery by the representative of Indian Radiological & Imaging Association Punjab along with an honoring memento to the chief guest, guests and representatives of DJJS. There was an overwhelming response from the audience. Participants expressed an enthusiastic interest to be part of Santulan and contribute in future organization’s initiatives.
DJJS is a socio-spiritual organisation headed and founded by Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji and is working globally for the establishment of universal brotherhood and peace through nine-dimensional social reforms and welfare programs, focused on issues like gender, education, community health, drug abuse eradication, environment conservation, Indian cow breed improvement and conservation, disaster management and empowerment of disabled and prisoners, along with workshops for corporate sector and youth.