यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवताः ।
यत्रैतास्तु न पूज्यन्ते सर्वास्तत्राफलाः क्रियाः |
◆News NCR (Ekta Raman) 11 Sept. Faridabad◆
Meaning:- Where Women are honored, divinity blossoms there, and where women are dishonored, all action no matter how noble remain unfruitful.
A verse from Bhagvad Gita, has been recited repeatedly in our country since ages, but are the real conditions at par with this well-known Shloka?? The answer without any second thought is NO. India is a country where non-living idols of goddesses are worshipped and living goddesses at home are abused Physically, Mentally, And Sexually.
She went out late at night, that too alone, it’s her fault”
“She wore such a short dress that showed too much of her skin “
“She was so drunk that’s why it happened”
“So what if her husband forced her to do it, it’s not rape”
“It happened because _“She Provoked Me”_
No one here cares about the fact that She went out late at night because she has a night shift duty and she is the sole earning member of her family Or She wore a dress that looked pretty on her. She wore it because it’s her body, her choice. She was drunk, she leaned on you thinking you’ll support. You didn’t ask her, she wasn’t completely conscious, she didn’t want this.
Rape is a devil residing in our society now since long, exploiting body and soul. Moreover, these days it has been frequenting, showing its worst face, leaving us all in horror and making us feel unsafe all the time while residing and living in this society. Who is responsible for the existence of this evil? It’s our duty to totally eliminate it from society, to create a safe place to live for our goddesses at home.
‘Being Social – ek nayi shuruat’ while recognising this individual social responsibility, executed its first ever flash mob on the theme – No More Rape on 9th Sep 2018 at Crown Interiorz Mall, Sector-37, Faridabad.
The event started with the live presentation of self defence techniques by two lady police constables from Faridabad Police. They showed how to tackle a person who is trying to harass you in different ways and situations. They also introduced us with the FIR mobile application and other help-line numbers. Next in turn was the Flashmob of dance, drama and poetry, wonderfully executed by our volunteers putting their heart and soul into it, forgetting all the pain and difficulties they went through during practice sessions. The performance and the after reaction of audience could seemingly tell that we had succeeded in our mission and it was all worth it. We were also joined by Abheesha Jain and Sukhdev Bhatia, authors of the book ‘Rape in India’, who educated us about the situation of women in our country and causes of rape through a short documentary. The event further proceeded with the presentation of kick boxing session presented to us by members of Safe and Secure Faridabad (SSF).
The event ended on a happy note with award distribution to our Sponsors. Our team showed true meaning of dedication, hard work and commitment with our first ever flashmob…yet there are miles to go.