Sometimes bringing a smile on their lips is the biggest gift you can ever give to the women in your lives - your mother, sisters, wife and friends, is what we believe at Santulan – the Gender Equality Program of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS). The same ideology is being realized through commemoration of Teej Festival across the nation in the months of July & August 2014, especially dedicating it to the cause of emancipation of women and their upliftment.
The divine wisdom of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, head and founder of DJJS, has given a new meaning to lost cultures by reinventing them on the strong foundation of societal reformation. The clichéd definition of womanhood that associates them with feelings of egotism, envy, competition etc has been turned upside down on the firm grounds of spirituality.
Spirituality unfolds the much needed oneness amongst individuals thereby redefining cultures. As a part of ‘Girl Child Festivals’ initiative of Santulan, Teej is bringing together different groups of women, not just for celebration but for sensitization too over issues of crime and violence against women, the worst being - female feticide, civil and human rights of women and their true spiritual identity.
Subtle threads of unity and solidarity are being tied amongst women by involving them in activities such as group singing, group dancing, kikali (form of traditional Indian sport where two people join hands and move together), tug of war, swinging in groups, floating of diyas in the rivers and enlightening discourses.
Exclusive care is also being extended to womenfolk by providing them health, yoga, diet and nutrition tips on the occasion of Teej.