Public awareness campaign to be launched by Chandigarh Welfare Trust to Mend city's sex ratio

Public awareness campaign to be launched by Chandigarh Welfare Trust to Mend city's sex ratio

By: WE Staff | Monday, 16 January 2023

The "Dheeyan Di Lohri" was organized by the Chandigarh Welfare Trust (CWT) at Maloya Pind to continue to encourage education for girls and women's empowerment among the locals. Satnam Singh Sandhu, founder, and chief executive officer of the Chandigarh Welfare Trust and chancellor of Chandigarh University, officially opened the event.

The goal of the celebration's theme was to draw attention to the necessity of raising general knowledge of the sex ratio and gender equality. Additionally, he introduced the Rs. 10 lakh Kalpana Chawla Scholarship for Chandigarh 10+2 students who desire to continue their education and are from less advantaged backgrounds. Ten city girls will receive this scholarship each year as financial aid to help them pursue their dreams of attending college.

Satnam Singh Sandhu, the founder of CWT and chancellor of Chandigarh University, spoke to the crowd at the camp and said, "According to the National Family Health Survey, a considerable reduction of 14% in the sex ratio of Chandigarh has been required to register, with 838 females for every 1000 males as opposed to 981 in the last five years, which tries to make it the lowest in the region.

The prevalence of this practice in a contemporary metropolis like Chandigarh is really depressing. Today, as we commemorate "Dheeyan Di Lohri," we must all make a commitment to safeguarding the lives and dignity of girls. In light of this, Chandigarh Welfare Trust would then undertake a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of girls' education and gender equality. Satnam Singh Sandhu, the founder of CWT, continued, "Girls continue to prove their toughness season after season, and they consistently outperform boys in every arena, at every level. Every religion's sacred texts elevate women in importance. But many people still see a girl kid as a burden today. However, this must change. To overcome gender inequality and give girls the chance to reach their full potential and display their skills, we must all work together.

Satnam Singh Sandhu, the founder of CWT, mentioned the scholarship and stated, "Chandigarh Welfare Trust awards the Kalpana Chawla Scholarship to ten young women in Chandigarh who have completed grades 10+2 each year in order to encourage ladies to pursue higher education. Every year, students will receive a 10% scholarship on their total tuition, which works out to about Rs. 10 lakhs. The fellowship is named for Kalpana Chawla, who made history by being the first Indian-born woman in space in 1997 and continues to be an inspiration to a lot of young girls."

It is a CWT project in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" program. On this occasion, CWT awarded the Kalpana Chawla scholarship to ten females. To commemorate the anniversary, a number of cultural events and traditional performances were planned. After that, gifts for the newborn girls, including clothing, blankets, and candy, were given out.