RAVAN DAHAN OF SOCIAL EVILS
Dussehra festival is celebrated throughout India to mark the victory of Sri Ram, the symbol of Good things over Ravan, the symbol of evils. NIFAA celebrated this festival in a new concept, by 'king a Ravan having 10 heads. Each head was marked as one social evil like female dowry, drug addiction, HIV AIDS, corruption, terrorism, castiesm etc. Deputy Superintendent of Police Karnal Sh. Surinder Singh burnt the effigy of Ravan of social evils. Youth of Karnal was given a message that real Ravan in this country is all those social evils which are hampering the progress and development of the Nation and it is our duty to kill these Ravans.
NIFAA also organized religious functions against these social evils so that people could understand that no religion allows such type of evils in the society. People of India have a great attachment with their religious affairs and they gathered in a large number when they hear about any such occasion of their religion. Sensing the utmost impact of religion in routine life of Indian society NIFAA decided to use power of religion to change the mindset of the people. Programmes of different religions were organized to make them aware about the teachings of their particular sect about these social evils.
NIFAA prepared a photo exhibition on the sad side of gender inequality, dowry system, drug abuse and HIV AIDS and exhibited them at different parts of the state.
NIFAA in collaboration with Red Ribbon Youth Club organized an awareness rally on world AIDS day in Karnal to sensitize general masses about this social & health related disease and modes of prevention. Youth volunteers including AIDS victims drove through busy roads of the city on motorbikes, chanting slogans, distributing pamphlets having in-depth information on this disease. Before flag off of a motorcycle rally a seminar was also conducted where public was educated on various aspects of HIV AIDS.