Launch of the campaign ‘Main Tulsi Teri Aangan ki’ at Manav Rachna International University as part of the ‘Beti Bhachao Beti Padhao’ initiative

DSC_0152Under the aegis of the Women Empowerment series ‘Swayamsiddha: Celebrating being a Woman’ being observed at Manav Rachna International University, the All India Council for Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice launched the campaign ‘Main Tulsi Teri Aangan ki’ under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Pado’ initiative of the Harana Government. The poster for the campaign was launched at the national level in Manav Rachna International University. Women’s empowerment was foremost on everyone’s mind at the Manav Rachna campus, as everyone gathered together to rally for the cause of women and do their bit for the sensitization programme.

It may be recalled, as part of its continued efforts in creating awareness on gender sensitization among the youth, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), in association with Sindhu Srijan, (an NGO working on Women and Youth Empowerment) has been  celebrating month long festivities under ‘Swayam Siddha: Celebrating Being A Woman’  which has been  witness to various activities and events centered on themes relating to women from 12th February 2016 onwards. The programme will culminate on 8th March, which is celebrated the world over as International Women’s Day.

DSC_0160The current event also featured a Dance competition in which Manav Rachna students enthusiastically participated. The programme under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative was graced by Mrs Anne  Joon and Dr Anthony Raju, Advocate and Chairman, All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice; Dr N.C. Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor, MRIU; Dr Chavi Bhargava Sharma, Dean, FMS, MRIU, among others.

While launching the poster, Mrs Joon said, “The ‘Main Tulsi Teri Aangan ki’ programme being undertaken under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ project will lead to 40 lakh posters being strategically launched at different parts of the country so that people realize the importance of the girl child. While narrating about the project, Mrs Joon said, “Tulsi is a symbol of India’s culture and pride. Just as we need to nurture and take care of the tulsi plant since it is symbolically lucky to have one in the courtyard, similarly the girl child too is precious and needs to be nurtured with love and care.”

Addressing the gathering, Dr Prashant Bhalla, President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, said, “With the All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice organization undertaking projects at the national level, we are proud to join them in their endeavour and pledge full support and co-operation towards that end. Such programs will be instrumental in changing age old perceptions about gender inequality among students”.