Little angels create social awareness

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New Delhi, Jun 23: A group of privileged and under privileged school children associated with the 'Salaam Balak Trust', a self-help group, recently performed street plays to create awareness on various social evils like AIDS, dowry, prostitution and female infanticide.

"Through the street play, we want to spread awareness about various problems in Delhi. If we are able to spread this message across the audiences effectively, only then we would consider our hard work to be a success," said Shekhar, member, Salaam Balak Trust. The children seemed to establish a chord with the audiences who cheered them as they talked about various problems, which have become part of the social system. "If you go to police, you do not get justice. You go to hospital, medicines are unaffordable. Some of these type of problems that we face in our day-to-day life was showcased in this play by these children," said Raman, one of the audiences. The remarkable chemistry between the privileged kids and the street children was enormously appreciated by the audience.

Street plays have always been an effective tool of communication devised to inform people mostly on social and political issues. Salam Balak Trust is a self-help group, which provides support for street and working children.


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