Baramulla, May 02: With an aim to generate awareness about various social evils prevailed in our society, a day long awareness programme on dowry with the theme “Anti Dowry – Wake up Call” was today organized at Government Women’s College Baramulla with Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, G N Itoo as the chief guest.
Programme was organized by J&K Students and Youth Welfare Organization in collaboration with the college authorities in which a large number of girl students and other prominent citizens participated.
On the occasion, a series of lectures were delivered on the topic wherein emphasis was laid on awareness dissemination to eradicate the menace from the society.
Deputy Commissioner, in his address complimented the concerned for organizing the programme and underlined the need to change the perception and vision of people about various social evils. He said that several anti-dowry legislations have been framed so that a woman, which constitutes an important component of the family lives a dignified and empowered life in the society. Moreover, he urged upon the participants especially the girl students to act as the ambassadors so that the message is conveyed and disseminated at the grass root levels.
Meanwhile, Dr Itoo informed that district administration is celebrating a special Drug de-addiction week from April 29 to May 05 as an initiative to eradicate the menace of drug addiction from the society. He highlighted the role of different sections in achieving the goal of drug free society and said that woman has a vital role to play in this regard.