The Women Development Corporation of Bihar prepares a campaign against dowry
PATNA: Bihar Women Development Corporation (WDC) prepares anti-dowry sensitization to convince people to print anti-dowry statements on wedding cards
PATNA: The Women Development Corporation (WDC) of Bihar is gearing up to raise awareness against dowry to convince people to print anti-dowry statements on wedding cards. He also plans to involve NGOs for the pledge against the dowry.
In 2020, Bihar was second in the country in terms of dowry deaths with 1,046 cases, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has appealed for the pledge against accepting dowry and printing statements against it on wedding cards. In January 2017, he launched a campaign against dowry and a human chain was then formed against this practice.
“For anti-dot statements, there is a need to raise awareness… WDC is preparing to launch an aggressive awareness campaign (for this),” said Ajay Shrivastava, Project Coordinator, WDC.
Meena Tiwari, national general secretary of the All-India Progressive Women’s Association, welcomed the move. “Every wife appreciated her (Kumar’s) appeal to the people to make an anti-dowry statement on wedding cards. But the problem is how to get it executed.
Jaimangal Dev, professor of psychology at Patliputra University, said everyone knew dowry was illegal. “Even then, this evil practice continues. The only way to stop it is to bring about attitude changes in people.
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