Monday, April 21, 2008

Powerful camapign on female foeticide launched in Punjab

Ludhiana: In an effort to give voice to the unborn girl child,activists in Punjab have launched a powerful campaign against female foeticide that includes inviting people for an ‘Antim ardas’, or last rites. “I am daughter of India. I am like your daughters who are playing in your premises, who are bringing laurels to the nation like Sunita Williams, Kiran Bedi, Kalpana Chawla, Sania Mirza etc. But there is difference between me and all of you as I have been killed in the womb of my mother itself,” read the invite from the Universal Public Service Organisation (UPSO,a an NGO leading this campaign.

The invitation to the ‘Antim ardas’ at a gurdwara could perhaps qualify to be the most powerful message against female foeticide in a state. In first Ardas over 400 people came for the prayer meeting held by the NGO at the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Daba village. They plan to take this further and will be going to Hardwar (In Uttarakhand) and Kiratpur Sahib (in Punjab's Ropar district) for performing the final rites of Punjab's unborn daughters. At the ceremony, touching poems against female foeticide, the plight of the girl child and stories from holy scriptures were told to the gathering to drive home the point.

9 comments:

Roop Rai said...

I sure hope it helps :)

Kamalla Rose Kaur said...

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Tarun Goel said...

Foeticide is a crime and crime can never be removed by just praying(at least in the present world), if people were sensitive enough to be moved by prayers they would never had killed their daughters.
But still something is to be done and this is a good thing "sensitive" people are doing.
I pray it helps.

andrew said...

Consider that female infanticide (and foeticide) is directly connected to reinforcing and maintaining male centered patrifocal society. By removing females from a culture the non ideal males can not mate. Only patrifocal ideal males, competitive, commanding, hierarchical, procreate. Patristic society maintains stablility by sacrificing girls. See http://www.neoteny.org/?p=132.

workhard said...

Hey, i hope the result was positve .. and more campaigns run like these...

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jatin said...

heyy..that was gud one...i believe praying helps a lot..it brings the cosmic energy from above and changes happens.....definitely....
i made a video regarding the same subject ...hope it may also spread this message of girl child empowerment and a step against female foeticide.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ePO8pywGqo

prassoon said...

Female Feticide – A Mysterious Propaganda

http://prassoon.sulekha.com/blog/post/2009/12/female-feticide-a-mysterious-propaganda.htm

Kartar Aasra Trust said...

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