New Delhi, India: Competition aimed at "Save A Girl Child - No Female Foeticide" Print E-mail

Monday November 20, 2006 Page 6

DUSU, HT join hands for awareness about foeticide

THE DELHI University Students' Union (DUSU) and the Hindustan Times have joined hands to create mass awareness about one of the greatest ills of our times ­ female foeticide ­ with an Inter-College Drawing and Poster Making Competition.

The theme of the competition to be held on November 27 is “Save A Girl Child ­ No Female Foeticide” or “Kanya Bhrunhatya Ek Paap”.

Over 70 colleges affiliated to the Delhi University will participate in the com- petition. First, it will be held in individual colleges by their NSS units, so the participants will need to register with the NSS unit of their college first. Five to seven winners will be drawn from each college at this stage.

The finalists will then meet at Shanker Lal auditorium on November 27. The top three winners will get a cash prize of Rs 10,000, Rs 8,000 and Rs 6,000. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury will give away the prizes to the winners. The next eight or 10 winners will also get cash prizes.

"The idea is to create awareness about the issue in society through university students. The Hindustan Times is a perfect partner in such an endeavour as apart from being the leading newspaper of the city, it is also a publication sensitive to issues affecting society. This will ensure that our message reaches a wide range of audiences across the city," said Amrita Dhawan, DUSU president. Dhawan said colleges, including Hindu, Ramjas, Mi- randa, Kirori Mal, In- draprastha, Khalsa, Hans Raj, Daulat Ram, Jesus and Mary, Venkateswara, Gargi, Mata Sundari, Lakshmi Bai, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, ARSD, Bhagini Nivedita, Dyal Singh, DDU, Shivaji, Rajdhani, SP Mukherjee, Shyamlal, Institute of Home Economics, Zakir Husain, Bhagat Singh and Janki Devi Mahavidyalaya, have already confirmed their participation.