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Lohri Beti Ke Naam

An Initiative to Change Gender Bias

Generally, the birth of male child is accepted very well in our society but still after numerous social reforms, there is a slight aversion to acceptance to the birth of a female child in the family. In the 21st century, it is high time; we eliminate this demeaning thinking and start accepting both babies equally. NIFAA started a wonderful initiative by celebrating the birth of girl child by a collective Lohri and Kuan Poojan Programme. In 2006, we started celebrating a group Lohri function by inviting parents with their new born girls at a place and performed Lohri rituals. In our first attempt, only 117 parents came forward to change this discrimination and the number kept increasing year by year. In 2014, NIFAA celebrated the Lohri of 1, 00,000 girls and till date the number has crossed 5, 00,000. This superb initiative has changed the mindset of people as this can be clearly seen by the increased sex ratio in children, which went up by 857 in 2006, to 914 in 2018, over 1000 boys.

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