GENDER EQUALITY

GENDER EQUALITY

Gender equality is the view that both men and women should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender. Their are separate issues when we say rights,in terms of men’s rights and women’s rights.Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making. Gender equality is measured by looking at the representation of men and of women in a range of roles.  A number of international comparative gender equality indices have been prepared but here we are taking about India and what is the condition around. There are places where women are brutally beaten and are not cared of, but  we often listen about injustice to men, here of course we are not talking about the condition of houses where a wife is ruling a husband but a man going to prison without any faults.

Some argue that some gender equality measures, place men at a disadvantage. However, when India’s population is examined as a whole, women are at a disadvantage in several important ways. We should be ashamed that India is ranked 132 for Gender Inequality Index out of 148 countries by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). According to a you tube video where some people asked public about gender equality and its implementation in India, most of the people were straight to the fact that women will not be able to reach the heights of men, here height meant physical strength. Basically interviewing in village areas matters because most of the country is covered with farms and plantings and is the main source of income for rural families. Women are not allowed to take over men in a family. When a man dies in India, and wife is left with her female kids, it is referred that now their would be no one to make their family going. This is the thinking of most of the people around us. Rural women are the most affected by this issue as they do not have rights and are married before they are capable of. Women who try to take actions are also not supported because their female ancestors have been following this since long. Female foeticide is the most buzzing topic in India whereas in foreign countries people even don’t know of the topic. Female foeticide refers to sex-selective abortion, where girls are not allowed to take birth. Then it comes to health and care, here India’s condition is bad for both males and females but here too girls lack in immunisation rates i.e.. 41.7 for girls and 45.3 for boys. Then next comes education where In rural India girls continue to be less educated than the boys India is on target to meet its Millennium Development Goal of gender parity in education by 2015. UNICEF’s measure of attendance rate and Gender Equality in Education Index (GEEI) capture the quality of education.Despite some gains, India needs to triple its rate of improvement to reach GEEI score of 95% by 2015 under the Millennium Development Goals.

Now i would want to brief about some men’s rights where men gets trapped between morality and responsibility. The first example I would want to make is undue advantage of urban city girls in several government and private schools and colleges, where they offer admission to girls if they are girls and no further criteria. Taking another example where girls take undue advantage is metros where they order for seats being a teenager from an old man intact having a separate coach for them and reserved seats in every coach.

Whatever be the condition is current times, but in recent future it is expected from our Indian government that some steps would surely be taken against these barbaric acts and country would be improved.

-Pushpak Chaudhary

 

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MOM ! I HAVE REALIZED IT

MOM ! I HAVE REALIZED IT

Have you ever seen a person or a moment that brought up any change in you or in your life? It might be a small change. Fortunately I had experience it, and yes it brought a change in me.

It was a normal day; I was going back to my house I was in the auto and from the start I noticed a person, he was not a poor man but he was from a lower middle class family, he was having a bottle of juice and a veg roll. I noticed him for some time and the thing i noticed and realized was an eye opener to me.

The auto was fully packed and there was hardly any space to sit but that person dint cared about anything he was busy eating his roll, from his expressions and from the way he was eating I get to know that he was very hungry, it seems like he was hungry since morning. People were fighting for their seats but that person was fighting with his hunger. It might be a first meal of his day and his meal meant a lot to him at that time, feeling of satisfaction could be seen from his face easily. I got to know about common people’s hunger.

A man hungry since morning just to save money, that’s ironic man earns for his stomach but his stomach is not always filled. On the other hand there are people like us who spend money on useless things without giving it a second thought. The reason might be anything showing off, buying stuffs that we really don’t need, eating junk food whenever we want in spite knowing the fact that we are not hungry or anything. We are the future of this nation if we will be casual regarding these things, you can simply imagine the future.

While noticing him I recalled my mom saying ‘you get things easily that’s why you don’t value them’ but today I want to say, Mom! I have realized what you wanted me to understand which was to value each and every thing you have.

He was a stranger to me but he taught me the major lesson of life and aspired me know the reality. No teacher could teach us things like this but our own experiences. Ill implement his lesson with the thought which says ‘ NO ONE CAN GO BACK AND MAKE A NEW START BUT ANYONE CAN START FROM NOW AND CAN MAKE A BRAND NEW ENDING.’

 


By – shubhanshi dimri

HUMAN TRAFFICKING – A SHAME TO HUMANITY

HUMAN TRAFFICKING – A SHAME TO HUMANITY

Human trafficking is the third largest organized crime across the globe after drugs and arms trade. Human trafficking is “the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor, or for the extraction of organs and tissues, including surrogacy and ova removal. Trafficking is a lucrative industry, representing an estimated $32 billion per year in international trade, compared to the estimated $650 billion for all illegal international trade.” India is considered as the hub of this crime in Asia.

As per the statistics of the government in every eight minutes a child goes missing in our country. In 2011 about 35,000 children were reported missing and more than 11,000 out of these were from West Bengal.Further,it is assumed that only 30% of the total cases are reported,so the actual number is pretty high. The New York Times has reported on the widespread problem of human trafficking in India especially in the state of Jharkhand. Also in the report it is stated that young girls are trafficked from neighboring Nepal to India. In another article published in The Times of India – Karnataka is the third state in India for human trafficking. Other South Indian states are also the most sought after destinations for human trafficking. Every year more than 300 such cases are reported in each of the four south Indian states. Whereas West Bengal and Bihar, on an average have 100 such cases every year. As per the data, morethan half of the human trafficking cases are from these states. According to the latest reports on human trafficking by the United Nations on Drugs and Crime reveals that Tamil Nadu has 528 cases of human trafficking in 2012. The number is really high and more than any other state except West Bengal (549). As per the data from Ministry,1379 cases of human trafficking were reported from Karnataka in the period of four years, in Tamil Nadu the number is 2,244 whereas Andhra Pradesh has 2,157 cases of human trafficking. Recently 300 bonded laborers in Bangalore have been rescued. According to an article in Firstpost, Delhi is the hub of human trafficking trade in India and half of the world’s slaves lives in India. Delhi is the hotspot for illegal trade of young girls for domestic labor, forced marriage and prostitution. Delhi is also the transit point for human trafficking.

By- mukul paul

फूल कहते हैं

फूल कहते हैं

फूलों की पंखुड़ी पे रखी शबनम मुझसे बोली।
क्यों हो तुम खोई-खोई, क्या सोच रही हमजोली।।
ऐसा क्या है ग़म तुमको जो तुम भूली मुस्कान।
इस जग की सारी खुशियों से यूँफिरती हो अनजान।।
दर्द अगर है कोई जीवन में तो भी हँसते रहना।
सीखो इन फूलों से काँटों की चुभन भी सहना।।
तक़दीर ने तो फूलों को दिए हैं केवल काँटे।
लेकिन फूलों ने हर पल सबको सुख ही बाँटे।।
लोग कुचलकर इसके तन को कितनी दवा बनाएँ।
खु़द को मिटाकर भी ये सबकी जान बचाए।।
रंग-रूप निखारे सबका,सबका मन बहलाए।
रंग सजाकर अपना ये दुनिया रंगीन बनाए।।
पूजा की थाली में सजकर बने साधक की भाशा।
ईश्वर  के चरणों में चढ़कर पूरी कराए अभिलाषा।।
बिंधकर सूई से गजरा बन जब वेणी को सजाए।
प्रियतम के मन की बात कह प्रिया को मनाए।।
अंतिम यात्रा में भी यही अंत तक साथ निभाए।
सब छोड़े साथ पर ये खुद संग ही जल जाए।।
लोग तोड़ लेते इसको पर ये न शिकवा करता।
अपनी रंगो-खुशबू से है सबका मन ये हरता।।
काँटों में रहकर भी न अपना स्वभाव बदला।
बुरा करने वालों का भी करता सदा ही भला।।
और तुम हो कि ज़रा से कश्ट से हो घबराई।
शबनम की बातें सुनकर मैं ज़रा सा मुसकाई।।
अपने मन में सोचा फिर इस सच को पहचाना।
फूलों में इक गुरु छिपा है ग़र समझे इसे जमाना।।
माना मैंने जीचन है एक अग्नि परीक्षा।
पर फूलों ने दी मुझको आज नई ये शिक्षा।।
जीवन में भाग्य चाहे सुख दे या दुख बाँटे।
मुझे फूल ही बनना है त्याग निराशा के काँटे।।
फूल की हर पंखुड़ी का है सबसे यही कहना।
सुख आए या दुख बस हँसते ही रहना।।

डाॅ.सीमा ठाकुर

नंदिनी

 नंदिनी

अपनों के लिए अपनों से दंश सह रही है नंदिनी।
संतान सफल हो इसलिए एकाकी रह रही है नंदिनी।।
बचपन की त्यागकर सभी अल्हड़ अठखेलियाँ
गंगा की तरह शांत गंभीर बह रही है नंदिनी।।
नव नीड़-निर्माण-निरत हैं सुत-सुता
उनकी खुशी के आशीर्वचन कह रही है नंदिनी।।
देह जीर्ण, हृदय विदीर्ण धारण किया पर धैर्य को
त्याग की प्रतिमूर्ति बन वसुधा सी सब सह रही है नंदिनी।।
नंदिनी नाम नारी का है जो सबके सुख में है सुखी
आरती की लौ बनी मौन जी रही है नंदिनी।।
          डाॅ.सीमा ठाकुर

कर्त्तव्य निभाएंगे

कर्त्तव्य निभाएँगे

सूरज से सीखो तुम भैया रोज़ समय से आना।
और सीखो तारों से तुम रातों को चमकाना।।
प्रकृति ने अपने-अपने सबको काम हैं बाँटे।
सब के हैं कर्त्तव्य  यहाँ पर फूल हो या काँटे।।
फूलों का है काम , सारी दुनिया को महकाना।
काँटों की ड्यूटी है उनको बुरी नजर से बचाना।।
नदियों का कर्त्तव्य  बना है सबकी प्यास बुझाना।
धरती करे व्यवस्था सबकी रहना हो या खाना।।
छोटे से तिनके का भी जब कुछ न कुछ कर्त्तव्य ।
सोचो हमें क्या करना है, हम तो हैं मनुष्य ।।
लें शपथ कि जी जान से अपना कर्त्तव्य  निभाएँगे।
मानवता की सेवा में जीवन अर्पित कर जाएँगे।।
                                  डाॅ. सीमा ठाकुर

नवचेतना फूँक ज़रा

  नव चेतना फूँक ज़रा
फिर माता रही पुकार, नवचेतना फूँक ज़रा।
उठ फिर भर हुँकार, नव चेतना फूँक ज़रा।।
झाड़ झंकार खड़े बेईमानी के
उखाड़ दे ये खर पतवार, नवचेतना फूँक ज़रा।।
भीख नहीं हक़ माँग रहा तू
और ज़ोर से ललकार, नवचेतना फूँक ज़रा।।
नहीं देश के काम आई जो ये जवानी
तो तुझपे है धिक्कार, नवचेतना फूँक ज़रा।।
जयचंदों ने धारण कर लिए है नए वेश
ढूँढ निकाल गद्दार, नवचेतना फूँक ज़रा।।
फिर उठा तलवार देश के गद्दारों का
ढूँढ कर मार, नवचेतना फूँक ज़रा।।
रावण फिर मिलते हैं अब इन रूपों में
आतंक, मंहगाई,भ्रष्टाचार, नवचेतना फूँक ज़रा ।।
फिर ला धानी चूनर भारत माँ को पहनाने
फिर कर नव शृंगार , नवचेतना फूँक ज़रा।।
                                                                                डाॅ. सीमा ठाकुर