Daaman Progress Report Issue 013

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For Daaman, 2018 has been a great year of learning and growing. We sincerely thank everyone for being a part of our journey. In 2018, there were times when your love and support kept us going and were a cure for our heart & mind which was very much needed for us to continue!

Continuing our mission to help men and educate society to understand the basics of gender-neutral society in order to bring harmony in families and to safeguard the social fabric, Daaman, along with Amar Ujala Foundation, organized a Drawing Competition on the occasion of Children’s Day, at Pre-Secondary School, Katra Shankarpur Sarain, Kanpur, wherein school children of class 6th, 7th and 8th participate!

Since the occasion was of Children’s Day, we made special arrangements so that children enjoyed the party that was organized for them with their favorite ‘Ice Cream’!

Then came the occasion of International Men’s Day, a day dedicated to recognize the contribution of men in society! We too celebrated and spread awareness about the sacrifices of men in the role of a father, a brother, a son, a husband, friend apart from any other such role in lives which are underrated and the society has ignored to acknowledge.

Daaman organized an awareness campaign in Kanpur on the occasion to celebrate the contribution of Men in society.

The day was marked with the huge presence of men’s rights activists and the public at large carrying out the awareness campaign on rising male suicides, need of a national commission for men welfare and also raises voice against the #DigitalMobLynching in the name of #MeToo India movement.

In the evening team Daaman joined late Manuj’s family for the inauguration of a book on Manuj’s life!

Daaman participated in 549th Guru Nanak Gurpurab or Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations in Moti Jheel, Kanpur on Kartik Purnima, i.e. 23/11/2018. The Sikh festival marks the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, who laid the foundation of Sikhism.

Guru Nanak Jayanti, also called Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav, is a reminder for the devotees to follow his teachings and devote their lives to the selfless service of God and humanity.

Participating in such social and religious occasions provides people present there an opportunity to open up and share their pains with us, which they otherwise are not allowed and are made to suffer.

It was an honor to have Sh. Satish Mahana, Minister of Industrial Development in the Government of Uttar Pradesh on our stall, later, Sri. Vijay Vishwas Pant, District Magistrate, Kanpur Nagar also visited our stall and appreciated our movement and our efforts for the cause.

In 2019 too Daaman will take our efforts further to strengthen our fight against prevailing gender bias against Men.

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