Amity University Madhya Pradesh organizes Guest Lecture on “BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO and PCPNDT Act, 1994”

Beti Bachao Bati Padhao

Amity Law School organized a lecture on Beti Bachao Bati Padhao and PCPNDT Act, 1994 on 1st May 2015 in Association with Family Planning Association of India, Gwalior.

Welcoming the gathering Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. V.K. Sharma (AVSM Retd.) appreciated the speakers and guests for taking out time to visit AUMP to enlighten the students of law on one of the social menaces that requires immediate attention.

The programme commenced with the brief introduction of the lecture highlighting its relevance in the present scenario.

Addressing the students Dr. K.K. Dixit, eminent social activist provided a layman’s point of view and shared figures in order to bring to the notice some important facts relating to Pre- Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act. He emphasized the main provisions of the Act that have been extraordinarily drafted to combat the growing incidents of female feticide. Most of the provisions of the Act have been made mandatory and are not at the discretion of the court to interpret viz. the registration requirements, etc. Several reasons made it necessary to introduce this Act like desire for son, demand for dowry, etc. Finally the speaker emphasized that there are two types of remedies that can be resorted to. One is to educate the masses and the easier one is to educate the doctor who plays an important role in sex determination of child in mother’s womb.

FPAI, Gwalior President Dr. Rosa Olayai expressed her views that the youth can actively participate in bringing about a social change.

The lecture concluded with closing remarks and vote of thanks by Prof. (Dr.) S.P. Bajpai, Dean Law. 

Source:  Amity University, Gwalior 

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