Monday, March 9, 2009

World Women’s Day (Jagtik Mahila Din )

JAGTIK MAHILA DIN was celebrated widely on 8th MARCH 2009 by pragatee foundation, Mumbai. Mrs. Pawanpreet Kaur Duggal a Treasurer of Pragatee foundation enlightened the women about the need of education in becoming self dependent.
She was also focused on subject of killing of daughters in rural area. we have produced a street play on the subject of the PC-PNDT Act called ‘Bitiya Na Maro’. Mr. Pramod of Creative group and his troupe will perform the street play, which would be of 15-20 min. duration.
We were focused on the dire consequences of the falling sex ratio in our society and nation. 

In addition, we will be bringing forth the ways in which a common person can make a difference in preventing sex selection in the community. We are positive that you feel as strongly as we do about the evil practice of sex selection prevalent in our society. It is with this belief that we seek your kind permission to stage the play within the precincts of your esteemed organization between 15 April – 29 April 2009, in the 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm time slot.
We request you to indicate a suitable timing for staging the play that would assure an audience of 100-150 Doctors/Lawyers/Nurses/Students/Community in General.


India is growing dynamically in every fields. Today, the boom in economy, innovative technologies and improved infrastructure has become nation’s pride. The country has witnessed advancements in all fields but bias against a girl child is still prevailing in the country
This social evil is deep rooted in Indian ethos and the most shocking fact is that the innovative and hard high end technologies are brutally killing the Indian girl child. Innovative techniques, like biopsy, ultrasound, scan tests and amniocentesis, devised to detect genetic abnormalities, are highly misused by number of families to detect gender of the unborn child. These clinical tests are highly contributing to the rise in genocide of the unborn girl child. 

In today’s day and age most couples prefer the process known as a planned pregnancy, because of various factors; prime amongst them being the financial well being to support the birth and nurturing of a child. In such cases, the first prenatal visit actually happens prior to actual pregnancy, to see whether one is ready to go off the contraception pills and conceive a baby.
The nation of mothers still follows a culture where people idolizes son and mourns daughters. UN figures out that about 750,000 girls are aborted every year in India. Abortion rates are increasing in almost 80% of the India states, mainly Punjab and Haryana. These two states have the highest number of abortions every year. If the practice continues, then no longer a day will come when Mother India will have no mothers, potentially, no life.
We all are proud citizens of India. The need of hour is to realize our responsibilities and give a halt to this evil crime. What can we do to curb the brutal and undesirable practice of mass killing girls? A determined drive can initiate a spark to light the lamp and show the world that we all are part of the great Mother India.
On the occasion of 07th April world health day Pragatee foundation decided to conduct project “Betiyan” in Mumbai and surrounding area. Pragatee foundation arrange series of plays about importance of Girl/female  in our life. We cannot survive our life without girl / female.