Women's Congress to hold drive on declining male-female ratio

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Thane, Aug 1: The Maharashtra State Women's Congress will launch ''Mahila Jagar'' drive this month on the issue of declining male-female sex ratio.

State secretary of Women's Congress Uttara Shinde told this to reporters today (Aug 1), following a letter by Women's Congress state chief Kamal Vyavahare, in which, she expressed concern over the issue.

"Maharasthra state boasts of women personalities like Rajmata Jijau, Ahilyabai Holkar, Savitribai Phule and Ramabai Ambedkar and many others, who are a source of inspiration for women. Against this background, the reduction of women in the state is a serious matter," Vyavahare said.

The state-level Mahila Jagar programme is scheduled to take place between August 3 and 20. For that, preliminary meeting on August 3 will be held in each district.

Under the programme, rallies would be taken out first at taluka places, in which school children, college students and women would take part. After the rallies, there would be a talk on the issues of female foeticide, education of women, and women in politics.

Similar programmes will be held at the district level on August 16, in which, the concerned district guardian ministers and elected representatives are requested to participate. The drive plans to conclude in Pune on August 20 in a massive programme.


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