To spread awareness about drug addiction and female foeticide, hundreds of students today took out a rally at Bhadarwah. The students were from all the 10 colleges of Chenab Valley and 5 off-site campuses of Jammu University including Rajouri, Poonch, Reasi, Udhampur and Kishtwar.
To make society free from drug menace and spread message against female foeticide, the students, most of them girls, gathered at Bhadarwah Campus to take out the rally which was flagged off by Rector Bhaderwah Campus, Prof G.M.Bhat.
The rally participated by over 500 students holding placards reading 'say no to drugs', 'save girl child' and 'Beti Padhao – Beti Bachao' was organised by Bhaderwah Campus in collaboration with Rashtriya Rifles unit based at Bhadarwah.
The rally started in the morning and after walking 8 km and passing through all the main markets of Bhadarwah town culminated at Bhadarwah Campus.
"The motive of the rally was to channelize the energy of the youth with positive approach, so that they can contribute to the development of the country and also educate the society about these grave challenges," said Dawood Iqbal Baba, Coordinator all Campus Jammu University.
"We distributed pamphlets among people requesting them to please stop the female foeticide and discrimination against girl child. I hope people will understand our message," said Shaista, a student from GDC Ramban.
"It is disgusting that in this age we resort to pre-natal sex prediction tests," said Pooja, teacher of Little Angel School, Bhadarwah Campus.
Beside students, officers of Rashtriya Rifles Bhadarwah, teaching faculty of all the participating colleges, campus and management of Jammu University participated in the rally.