PHOTO KATHA: One Billion Rising and Dwarka
Dwarka Action for Gender Equality (D-AGE) — comprising 21 city-based groups, including City Spidey — organised a day-long event to celebrate the cause of women empowerment and women’s rights at Maxfort School on February 12.
Representatives of various organisations and children pose together at the OBR event
Dwarka Action for Gender Equality (D-AGE), comprising 21 city-based groups, organised the One Billion Rising (OBR) event at Maxfort School on February 12.
D-AGE comprised City Spidey, Age Well Holistic Care, Choti si khushi, Dwarka City, Dwarka Collective, Dwarka Forum, Dwarka Parents Association, Dwarka Progressive Club, Federation of CGHS Dwarka Ltd, Helping Human, Janasamskriti, Mission Clean and Safe Dwarka, Pahal, Pehchan, Sahaj Sambhav, Sahas, Setu, Dwarka Hello Moms; Rationalism, Secularism and Transparency Appeal Foundation; Rise Foundation, and Mission and Voice of Motherland.
The event is a rare occasion when civil groups working on different issues joined hands for one cause: To condemn violence against women and to unite for their rights.
Children of Dwarka's Maxfort School, which was also the venue for the celebrations, perform at the event
Women from across the sub-city perform a skit on a popular song, Bekhauf
Janasamskriti, a progressive socio-cultural organisation with a strength of over 10,000 members, perform a folk-song session called Fiery songs of the soil
Father daughter duo of Pathik Arora and Manoli perform a dance to deliver the message of equality
Members of Ideal Youth pose for a quick click after their performance
College students from Sahyadri Apartments, Sector 12, perform the song the O re chiraiya
Chief guest Kamla Bhasin, nationally acknowledged for her social activism and feminism, addresses the gathering