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K S Rawat
Swarnim Educational & Welfare Association
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Mayur Vihar Phase - I
New Delhi - 110091
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Awareness Campaign against Dowry

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    ‘The Swarnim Educational & Welfare Association’ held an intensive awareness campaign against dowry this year. During the campaign, it organized shows of a street play based on the problem of dowry and against the increasing incidents of bride burning. These shows received overwhelming response from every section of community. The street play showed a young bride raising her voice against dowry and fighting legal battle against her husband and in-laws. The play was staged by the young artists belonging to local community who were selected and trained by the organization. The play was followed by a brief discussion on the subject. People appreciated its theme as well as performance of the artists. They requested the organization to hold similar shows on other social issues as well.

     During the campaign against dowry, a poster competition was also organized in which 22 school children took part. They made beautiful drawings and pictures based on the theme. All the drawings and paintings were adjudged by a team of experts, and the three best paintings were awarded. The drawings and paintings were exhibited for a week. People in large number came to see the exhibitions and encouraged the children. An essay competition on dowry was also held. 18 participants took part in this programme. All the participants read their essays one by one. The best essay adjudged by the team of experts was awarded and other participant was given consolation prizes. These programmes helped begin a debate on the issue which is so vital and important to the community.