A girl child, even if gets to survive the unfavourable circumstances at the time of her birth, encounters with imposed discrimination and subordination at every stage of life. There enter various girl child festivals like Teej that create a positive aura of happiness and self worth for women. DJJS under the banner of its gender equality program 'Santulan' celebrates girl child festivals every year to reinstate the value for girl child and overall womanhood. DJJS commemorated Teej 2015 through awareness walks across the country.
Where Ferozepur, Amritsar and Patiala areas of Punjab, Jodhpur area of Rajasthan and DJJS branches in various parts of Delhi organized awareness generation programs to sensitize people to welcome and celebrate birth of a girl child through cultural tools like traditional folk dance, skit, thought provoking lectures etc.; in areas like Kotkapura, Bathinda, Dhilwan, SBS Nagar of Punjab and Meerut of Uttar Pradesh mass sensitization rallies were conducted to curb the menace of female feticide.
Women participants walked through lanes and streets holding placards, howling and reiterating slogans of KANYA BACHAO and elimination of female feticide. The participants comprised of women of all age groups walking briskly and tirelessly towards realization of a divide-free dream.
Extending the objective of such programs to celebration of womanhood, women attendees decked up in festive attire of Teej were seen brimming with happiness while walking for the cause. Swings were hung in parks and community halls to celebrate Teej in most traditional way.
Walking on the lines of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji’s extraordinary ideology to transform the existing societal pattern and awaken the women at soul level in order to attain the ideal scenario of gender equality; Santulan has been working nationwide without any halt.
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