Festival for Adolescents (Kishori-Kishor Utsav)

On 21 September 2014, a festival for adolescent girls and boys was organized in Shahpur's 39 mile community centre. The purpose of the festival was to provide a stage for the performance of children’s talents where they may be seen and appreciated. Five hundred adolescent girls and boys participated in this festival, as part of which they played, sang, danced, etc. Educational stalls were also provided as sources of knowledge for the children allowing them to participate in learning about various issues, including (but not limited to) gender discrimination, violence against women, and organic farming. At the end of the festival, everyone marched from 39 mile to Shahpur mela ground in a rally against sex-selective abortion.

AGAJRiya Gupta