Punjab newsonline, GAGANDEEP AHUJA
Wednesday, 21 February 2007
PATIALA: In order to create awareness against the evil practice of ' Female Foeticide', a march by school children was organised by Tikana Bhai Ram Kishan Sherran Wala Gate in cooperation with Global Punjab Foundation here on Wednesday.
Addressing the rally at Nehru Garden, R K Verma, Deputy Commissioner, praised the continuous efforts of Mahant Chamkaur Singh through his ' Foetus Protection and Child Care Centre' and Global Punjab Foundation in this direction. He however assured every possible administrative help to such organisations. Our children are our states future so they should be protected at every cost, added he.
Dr Harjinder Walia, Chairman of the Foundation suggested that schemes like 'Paalan and Pangurra' will certainly help in getting rid of such malpractices prevalent in our society. He has called the women to come forward and raise their voice against it. Mahant Chamkaur Singh, Chief of Foetus Protection Centre stated that female foeticide has been called as a great sin even by our Gurbani and need of the hour is to remove it from our society.
Deputy Commissioner flagged off the march from Nehru Garden which ended at Serran Wala Gate. About 1000 children took part in it carrying mottos and dolls with them. Pran Sabharwal, Director NATAS, Prof J K Miglani, Sanjay Kumar and Raminderjit Singh Wasu were also present on the occasion.