The balance in both sex of human being is very much essential for a healthy society. Hence the declining trend of female sex ratio has been concerned for all throughout the country now days. During the last decade the imbalance sex ratio has created varieties of social problems like trafficking of women , sex abuse , eve teasing , insecurity of women , rape , molestation etc.It is evident that choice of male fetus right from the womb of mother by the parnt and female foeticide specifically is the first and foremost reason of declining female sex ratio.In spite of laws existing against determination of sex, the heinous act of female foeticide rampantly spreading in the society due to the existing mindset of parents and defective socialization process. Amendment of laws alone can not be able to combat the said problem unless social awareness is created.Odisha is a fast growing state in imbalane sex ratio. There are only 941 girl child under the age of 6 years per 1000 male child as per the 2011 census. In some districts of coastal Odisha the situation is alarming and Khordha is one among them having only 925 girl child less than 6 years. Vishwa Jeevan Seva Sangha,Saradhapur, Dist –Khordha in collaboration with W & CD Deptt. Govt. of Odisha, State social Welfare Bord and Master peace India, Bhubaneswar organized Campaign against female foeticide for Khordha district for the year 2012-13.
As a part of the campaign a rally with the participation of around 200 members including volunteer, SHG women group, officials, media personnel and social activities was organizedat Bhubaneswar on 20/02/2014. The rally started from IDCOL house, Unit-ii, BBSR and proceeded to station square with placards & slogans female foeticide and back to IDCOL Auditorium on the side road of M.G. Marg,BBSR.Soon after the rally reached IDCOL Auditorium the on “save the girl child” started at 10.00A.M. The seminar was inaugurated by Smt. C.R. Saraswathy Chairperson of Tamilnadu State Social Welfare Board, Chennai by lighting lamp following by welcome song of women volunteers of YMCA, BBSR. SJ. Baidyanath Baral,Secretary general of Vishwa Jeevan Seva sangha welcomed all guests, volunteers,Media persons, Resource persons, officials and participants to make the programme success. Sj. A. K. Bhattacharya , Secretary of state social welfare board gave a picture on the objectives of the programme support of State Govt. in W & CD Dept. and role of State Social Welfare Board to achieve the goal.