December 10, 2011 admin

Echoes to protect `girl child’ on Human Rights Day at Khalsa College for Education (KCE)

Amritsar, December 10, 2011 : The echoes to protect the `girl child’ in Punjab, which is badly infected with the evil of female foeticide, were writ large during the deliberations held on the occasion of International Human Rights Day today at Khalsa College of Education. Various speakers while speaking on the topic of protecting the basic human rights said that this is the right time to create an atmosphere where there is a general abhorrence to the harrowing practice of ‘killing of daughters’.
The talks were part of the college’s annual programme to organize seminars and talks on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, said College Principal, Dr. Jaswinder Singh Dhillon while inaugurating the seminar held at newly renovated Bhai Ram Singh Hall. Dr. Jasmeet Kaur Nayyar, Former DPI (Colleges), Punjab gave a powerful speech quoting the real time instances where the immoral practices had been eroding the value system in the society. She also called for education reforms and check on the corrupt practices to protect the rights of children.
Dr. Baljeet Kaur, National Trainer, Family Health and Fellow, HIV Medicines gave an impressive PowerPoint presentation regarding the female foeticide and highlighted the role of family and society at large to protect the unborn girl child. She said the unborn child too has its rights which need to be protected. She said though there are some satisfactory results coming out regarding the improvement of sex ratio in Punjab but still there are lot to be achieved. She asked for total transformation of our approach towards the girl child t protect her rights.
Dr. DN Sansanwal, Former Chairperson of Northern Regional Committee of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), New Delhi who was chief guest on the occasion also stated that the teacher’s role is most important to create an awareness about the protection of children’s rights. Dr. Dhillon welcomed the guests and later honored them with memento. Khalsa College of Education, Ranjit Avenue Principal, Dr. Surinderpal Kaur Dhillon was also present. The stage was managed by Prof. Maninder Kaur.

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