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Ladies, stand up and fight!

entertainment Updated: Mar 07, 2010 00:39 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times
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This International Women’s Day, do your bit for women’s empowerment by being a part of a human chain that encourages women to join hands and act against harassment and all forms of disrespect.



The activity, that will take place at Jesus and Mary College, Chanakyapuri on Monday afternoon, is being organised by entertainment channel

Star Plus

and led by actress Pooja Gor (protagonist of TV show

Pratigya

).



The initiative, which started in Mumbai before moving to Lucknow and Kanpur, aims to make women self-dependent. “The main objective of our campaign

Meri Pratigya

is to make women aware about their rights. We want women to be able to stand up for themselves and not tolerate any injustice. We’ve got great response in other cities and hope for the same from Delhi,” said Gor. The actress added that through this activity, the show’s makers want to connect with women who’ve experienced harassment, eve-teasing or domestic violence. “We want them to take a pledge to help change the situation and even fight to claim their respect,” said Gor.



Prominent Delhi women such as socialite Feroze Gujral, social activistHarmala Gupta, educationist Dr Shayama Chona, Sufi singer Zila Khan and fashion designer Madhu Jain, among others, will be taking part in this activity.



“Such events will help start a dialogue, and that’s the first step towards social change. One needs to talk about these issues in order to expect any sort of change,” said Gujral. Jain, who has been involved with similar activities in the past, said, “I think this will help create social awareness.”



When:

Monday, March 8



Where:

Jesus and Mary College, South Campus, DU Time 1 pm