Press Trust of India, Jalandhar, February 24, 2007
Expressing concern over sharp decline of female sex ratio in Punjab, United National Population Fund (UNPF) in association with Art of Living Foundation would launch a 'Yatra' to raise awareness on the issue.
"Beti Sneh Sanjivni Yatra would educate people against the menace of female feticide," Richa Chopra of the Art of Living Foundation told reporters in Jalandhar. Activists of the Foundation would participate in the Yatra, which would begin from Talwandi Sabo on March 26 and culminate at Anandpur Sahib on April 13, she said.The campaign would be carrying the message of saving the "girl child" and refraining from female foeticide through posters, banners, hoardings and placards, she said.
Participants in the Yatra would walk through markets, residential areas of the city and end at the Satsang venue of every district. Religious gurus of Art of Living Foundation and other spiritual orders would also participate in the Yatra, she added.