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Docs opposed to sex determination hold Pink Express Walk

HT Live Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, February 12, 2013
First Published: 20:21 IST(12/2/2013) | Last Updated: 23:23 IST(12/2/2013)

In a unique initiative to discourage female foeticide, members of DOSST (Docs Opposed to Sex Selection Tests) carried out the Pink Express Walk in four different directions of the city.

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Doctors and medical staff took out rallies in different parts of the city carrying placards, raising slogans to save the girl child. Doctors including radiologists took a pledge not to support female foeticide.

The rallies from all direction culminated at the Sarabha Nagar market. The walk was named as Pink Express Walk, to highlight the importance of girl child.

After reaching the Sarbha Nagar Market, the doctors and public present at Sarabha Nagar market took a pledge not to kill the baby girl in womb and respect all girls.

The students staged a play 'Dhongi Babas', for those who claim they give medicine that can help a woman deliver a baby boy.

The doctors demanded to take action should be taken against couples also when they go for sex determination test.

Besides doctors, the patients and businessmen also raised voice against the female feticide. Inderjit Singh, a businessman appealed people to come forward to end the dowry system that is most responsible to force the people to do sins like female foeticide.

Speaking on the occasion Jugdiep Singh, MD Apollo Hospital emphasised the need to protect the unborn daughters and spreading awareness about the same. A poster competition on the theme was also held and more than 20 posters were received; the poster by Dr Vaneet Kaur, from Apollo Hospital was adjuged the best.

Deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari was the chief guest on the occaion.

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