“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner.
There is a tremendous need for awareness projects in India. We still have so many social taboos in our society. Our society is so vastly different in different corners of the state and nation. We are always judgmental, moralistic, critical, abusive and negative, where we should strive towards being liberal, accommodating, caring and positive. Only then, we can be a society which is safe and in harmony.
Through the Constitution the Indian state promises equality to all its citizens. The various provisions of the Constitution elucidated in the chapters on Fundamental Rights (justiciable) and on Directive Principles of State Policies (non-justiciable) delineate the state’s obligation to provide equal opportunities to all its citizens in social, political and economic spheres. Yet the ubiquitous presence of stark inequalities continues to do offence to the idea of India visualised by the writers of the constitution. Furthermore, persistent poverty and deprivation overlap with particular castes, communities and differ between genders. Poverty and deprivations are also without shadow of doubt the result of deep rooted class structure formed over centuries. While accepting this social fact, rather than to look at class derived unequal outcomes our essay explores the reasons whereby individuals with the same endowments (assets, entitlements, rights, skills, education, experience) but differing in social group (caste, religion, gender, ethnicity etc.) command different tangible returns (income, development benefits, realised entitlements) and less tangible ones (such as dignity and respect).
ARGOBBHAWVA conducts well designed assemblage of advocacy programs about malaise like child labour, child marriage, women hygiene, women and child trafficking, sexual abuse, cyber-crime, gender inequality and other socially sweltering issues to activate societal recognition of malpractices and eradicate orthodox ignorance in the local people. In this upcoming year, we have also been eager to spread awareness in schools and colleges in and around Kolkata as well as North and South 24 Parganas, Sunderbans, etc. about modern day problems like cyber-bullying and self-harming.
THE FOLLOWING ISSUES ARE RAMPANT SOCIETAL MALICE AND NEED TO CHECKED-