Navigation Links
Art of Living Fights for Girl Child in Punjab

Punjab's abysmally low sex ratio - just 798 girls per 1,000 males in the 0-6 age group - has prompted various social groups, among them the Art of Living Foundation//, to tackle the practice of female foeticide.

An 18-day campaign - Beti Sneh Sanjivni Yatra - by the Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and a couple of NGOs Thursday concluded a statewide campaign to make people aware of the long-term repercussions of a dwindling female population.

Seven out of the 10 districts in the country with the worst sex ratios are in Punjab - Fatehgarh Sahib being the lowest at around 700 females per 1,000 males.

The anti-female foeticide campaign that started from the famous Sikh religious shrine Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district, concluded at Khamano in Fatehgarh Sahib.

Sikh religious leaders, including the main clergyman Joginder Singh Vedanti of Akal Takht, lent support to the campaign against sex selection that is prevalent in Punjab's society. The preference for a son and abortion of unborn girls has become rampant in the state.

Hundreds of girls, social workers, religious leaders and people from all walks of life participated in the campaign led by Art of Living activists.

The campaign was carried out through 17 places in the districts of Bathinda, Mansa, Patiala, Kapurthala and Fatehgarh Sahib.

The activists not only spread the message of love and peace but also urged people to desist from sex selection techniques.

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar sent a special message for the success of the campaign from his Bangalore headquarters.

Source-IANS/B
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Greek Study Shows Living In The Hills May Be Healthier
2. Cobblestone Walking May Be The Key For Healthy Living.
3. Art of Living concept expanding around the globe
4. Strategies To Boost Living Donor Kidney Transplants
5. Adventure Enthusiasts, Risk Takers and Those Living on the Edge, Good News Coming Your Way
6. Job Opportunities for People Living With AIDS
7. Living In The Past Indicates Dissatisfaction With Present
8. Asthma Risk Pronounced In Children Living Close to Traffic Ridden Roads
9. Guidelines Laid Down By AHA for Healthy Living
10. Living alone is a deterrent to good health
11. Significant Increase In Heart Diseases Found In Older People Living Alone
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and Financial ... financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that began ... Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for animals ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , ... Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize ... providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills ... specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise ... offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the ... Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of ... announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 ... Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) ... developed an innovative way to use nonlinear optical imaging ... of new drugs. ... Conference will show how researchers from BioPharmX and the ... School used a suite of imaging techniques in what ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... Calif. , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) ... — a medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. ... transform technology into a clinical solution to support the improvement of ... Innovative Design ... Mobile Wireless Solution ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product ... training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate ... cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated ... real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for a ... has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: