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Radio skits by underprivileged children released

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 8 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched two radio skits produced by underprivileged children to mark the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Satyagaraha.

These children were trained by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti as a part of Gandhi Media Literacy Programme.

The skits were on female foeticide titled 'Yamraj ki Prithvi Yatra' and on the 100 Years of the birth of Satyagraha named 'Azadi Ka Mantra Satyagraha'.

Students involved in the production of "The Yamuna", a children's newspaper of the Samiti, also handed over to the Chief Minister the latest issue dealing with female foeticide.

Ms Dikshit, speaking on the occasion, expressed her grave concern over deteriorating sex ratio in the country and reiterated that her government would take all possible measures to curb evil practices like female foeticide. She announced that the government would not only carry out a comprehensive public awareness campaign but also bring about an effective legislation that could help provide a full-proof system of auditing records of ultra sound diagnostic centres.

Tara Bhattacharjee, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and Vice Chairperson of the Samiti, Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Kiran Walia and Director, Gandhi Darshan Samiti Dr Savita Singh were also present on the occasion.


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