An art and speech competition on violence against women and gender equality was organised on 19 December at DTS Inter College, Chilkana. Forty students participated in the art event and 10 in the speech event. Adima Anjum stood first, Ikra second and Khushnaseeb third in art competition, while Alisa, Mohammad Umar and Salia bagged first, second and third positions in speech competition.

Senior coordinator of Disha Social Organisation Jahnavi Tiwari said that violence against women was a serious issue and needed to be stopped for the betterment of the society. She said that a beginning had to be made from our homes and families for preventing violence against women and ending gender inequality. Disha staffs P Ram, Tasneem, Babita, Suresho and Razia also spoke on the occasion.

College manager Mohammad Muntazir praised Disha for its continued work towards rights of women. He remarked that there was a noticeable change in the society following the work of the organisation and praised it for organising the painting and speech competition. The college principal Renu Singhal and vice principal Sumaila also put forth their views on the occasion.

A street play on the theme violence against women and detoxication — Nasha Ek Jahar — was staged. Prizes were given to the competition winners and certificates to the participating students.


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