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Thursday, 28 January 2016

National Girl Child Day 2016

Indian Community Welfare Organization and Biker Babez had conducted a womens rally to mark National Girl Child Day 2016 on 23rd January 2016 at Marina Beach,Chennai.Dr.P.Kuganantham, Consultant, SIMS Hospital, Former City Health Officer, Chennai Corporation flagged off the rally. Ms.Esther Mariaselvam, Regional Manager, Actionaid India, Chennai Region, Dr.Amudha Hari, Senior Gynaecologist and Founder Director, Mithras Foundation released the posters. A.J.Hariharan, Secretary, ICWO said that parents need to become aware and accept of all the possible dangers their child could be exposed to growing up. The safety and well-being of their child should be the priority of every parent, and they must hold the awareness to identify and protect their child if any situation must arise. Another issue that exists among our society is the continued practice of female foeticide, although it has been announced illegal. Medical facilities, the government, law enforcers, educational institutions and us as members of the society, must take steps to keep such practices in check and provide every girl child the opportunity to life. Dr.Amudha Hari Senior Gynaecologist and Founder Director, Mithras Foundation said we need to work towards a change in the society. Ms. Aradhana Sharon, IIIrd Std, ‘A’ Sec, Chennai Public School, Anna Nagar delivered special Address on National Girl Child Day.Around 350 women students participated in the Women Rally and the students are from Stella Maris College, Madras School of Social Work, Madras Christian College, Hindustan College, D.G. Vaishnav College, Mar Gregarious College, Patrician College and International students from various countries.

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