WITH NAVRATRA round the corner, the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) plans to use the occasion to sensitise youths about the evil of female foeticide.
The women’s organisation will hold a number of essay writing competitions in various degree colleges during the Navratra period on ‘Female feoticide: A curse for the society’.
The competition will be take place at Mumtaz Girls’ Inter College on September 21, at Nari Shiksha Niketan on September 22 and Social Work Department, Lucknow University on September 25.
AIDWA leader Madhu Garg said, “We wanted to link this essay writing competition with Navratra. During Navratra, most of Hindu families feed minor girls as they are considered to be the other face of goddess Durga.”
AIDWA will also hold a candle light vigil on September 26 at 4 pm at the GPO Park. A number of small girls will participate in this vigil. Prior to the candle light vigil a march will be taken out to raise awareness about the evil practice of female feoticide.
CITU flays Labour Dept
Centre of Indian Trade Union leader Arvind Kumar today accused the state government and the labour department of violating labour laws.
Arvind Kumar and Lal Bahadur Tiwari said that the Triveni Sheet Glass management had given notices to the Labour Commissioner and the State Government for closing down one of its units.
Though the notices were served on July 31this year neither the labour commissioner nor the state government preferred to take the opinion of trade union leaders as per the labour laws, they alleged. The two leaders said that the labour department was aware of the fact that any decisions could be initiated after 60 days of giving notices.