Hyderabad, Feb 14 (INN): The Greater Hyderabad Youth Association (GHYA) on Saturday announced the launch of an anti-dowry campaign across the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Addressing the Annual Day function of Glory Girls Junior College at Shaheen Nagar, GHYA Chairman MA Irfan said that the Association would conduct awareness campaigns in all the colleges across the twin cities and would convince the boys to take a pledge that they would not take dowry at the time of their marriage. Irfan and other members of GHYA have taken a pledge in the same function that they will not take dowry and will perform their marriages in a simple manner.
The GHYA chief described dowry system as the highest form of discrimination against women. He said the menace of dowry should be completely eradicated from the society and all youth should take an oath that they will not take any dowry from the bride’s parents. Further, he said performance of marriage in a simple manner would reduce financial burden from the parents of the bride. He said that the GHYA would engage all its resources to make anti-dowry campaign a grand success.
Irfan also asked the girls to focus on pursuing higher education and aspire to join the elite services like IAS and IPS. He said that the GHYA would provide required guidance and support to the girls who wish to join All India Services (AIS). Stating that ‘Human Rights are Women’s Rights’ and vice-versa, he said no society could progress without giving equal rights and justice to the women. He said India could prosper only by ensuring gender equality.
The Annual Day function was also addressed by Hyderabadi film actor Gullu Dada (Adnan Sajid), Congress senior leader Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Women Boxing Champions Nikhat Zareen and Nagma, Glory Girls Junior College Principal Syed Mazhar and Director Syed Azhar.