President flags-off skating marathon to create female feoticide awareness

January 21st, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan.21 (ANI): President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil flagged-off a roller skating marathon while launching the ”Save Girl Child” campaign on Wednesday here.
The Save Girl Child Campaign has been initiated by the Bharatiya Aggarwal Sammelan to create awreness among the people about the increasing percentage of female feoticide in the country.
During the marathon, participants will stop in every city and village to propagate against the female feoticide.
The marathon will reach Gujarat from Delhi via Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. It will conclude on 16 May, president of the Aggarwal Sammelan Pradeep Mittal said.
Despite laws banning tests to determine the sex of an unborn child, the killing of female feotus is still prevalent in the country. Due to this illegal practice the inequality in the sex ratio can easily be seen which currently reads 933 female per thousand males, according to the 2001 census. (ANI)

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