The initiative taken by college students and the program officers of the
National Service Scheme (NSS) can play an important role in stopping the
killings of female foeticide. This view was expressed by Hon. Vice-Chancellor,
Dr. N. J. Pawar while speaking at the inauguration function of the one day
workshop organized jointly by Mahavir College and Dalit Female Welfare Group.
The theme of the workshop was ‘Lek Ladaki’. It was organised to celebrate the
NSS day. Prof. Pawar further said that there is rapid increase in female
foeticide, which can be dangerous for the society in the future. Hence, it is
the responsibility of the students to put an end to this practice”.
Dr. D. K. Gaikwad, Director, Students Welfare also addressed the audience. He
urged that the NSS students must bring about awareness in each village about the
ill-effects of female foeticide. Dr. Rupa Shah, Project In charge, Adv. Varsha
Deshpande and Adv. Shaila Jadhav expressed their opinions. Umesh Vadange and
Kamlakar were present on the occasion. Anchoring was done by Pooja Sathe and
Swapnil Kamble, while Dr. Usha Patil proposed vote of thanks.