Why right of choice still rests with man? Why there are only he-roes and not she-roes? Why a girl is taught subordination before equality? Why weights of authority and leadership are attached to man's side on a beam scale?
The abovementioned questions unanimously point towards prevailing gender inequality around.
Making another effort in the vision to create a gender just society, a mass sensitizing awareness walk was organized in Chakan, Maharashtra on 4th August starting from Gyaneshwar Mangal Karyalaya, Bhosri, Pune leaving footprints in areas like Alandi road, Sant Tukaram Nagar, Siddheshwar High School, Digghi Road, PMT Chowk.
It is often assumed that inequality exists in areas where people are deprived of opportunities.
A renowned personality Beyonce, who has done exceptionally well in the field of music, and seems to be blessed with equality wrote, "gender equality is a myth!" in "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink under her full name ", as mentioned in an article of CNN dated January 14, 2014. Such statements highlight the persistence of gender inequality in almost every sector.
Santulan has taken up charge of fighting the same. The awareness walk involved a count of 110 women and about 50 young girls evidencing the amount of enthusiasm and zeal to breathe in a discrimination free air. The attendees were holding placards and posters spreading awareness about importance of girl child through slogans.
After the awareness walk, the participants gathered for a sensitizing session decorated with dance performance and documentary on working of DJJS and its social initiatives.
Nagar Sewikas like Sulbha Tai Ubale, Sunita Mai Pandurang Gavli, Surekha Tai Gavhane and Anuradha Tai Bokne and Mayor from Pimpri Chinchwad Cooperation, Pune graced the event with their participation and support to the issue.
Santulan is the Gender Equality Program of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sasnthan (DJJS) which is a socio spiritual organization founded and headed by Shri Ashutosh Maharaj JI. DJJS has a global presence and works for social welfare through its wide network of branches over issue like gender, drug abuse eradication, education of poor, holistic health of communities, environment and bovine conservation, disaster management, empowerment of disabled and prisoners.