Anti-female feticide rally
NAGPUR: In an effort to create awareness about female foeticide, the district administration in collaboration with various doctors' organizations, Zilla Parishad and various colleges and schools is organizing a massive rally on August 1. The rally will start at 7.30am from Reserve Bank square and culminate at the Traffic Park. Different organizations and colleges will also be holding street plays on the way during the rally District Collector, Saurabh Rao, on Friday, sought media support for the rally while speaking to reporters during a press meet. Rao said that the problem of female foeticide was a societal problem and solutions to curb it also should come from the society. But for this various sections of the society needs to sensitized about the long term ill effects of female foeticide. The collector said that the administration has its own limitations but media could play a pivotal and conscious role in tackling the menace which has penetrated deep into even the educated lot in the society. He said that Nagpur has emerged as a medical hub for not just Vidarbha region but also a large part of neighbouring districts of states like Chhattisgarh,Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. Rao also agreed that majority of the medical fraternity was engaged in honest service and only a very minute section of the doctors was engaged in malpractices and the crime of determining the sex of an unborn child. Hence young adults should be the target group which should be roped in for both creating awareness about the issue and breaking the trend of sex determination prevalent in all classes of society. The collector informed that as of now in first round of inspections two centres were closed in city while 15 were given show cause notices. Manoj Sharma DSP rural informed that the police department would be organizing a training workshop for police officials from five districts of region in conducting raids at the sonography centres and dealing with...
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