Viswakamal Conducts Its First Seminar

Saturday, November 21st, saw the first-ever seminar to be held in the history of the Viswakamal Welfare Society. It took place in the home of a couple who are Viswakamal members, in the Behala neighbourhood of Kolkata. For this first occasion, attendance was by invitation.

Mr. Kali Shankar Mukherjee was the guest of honour and the first speaker. He was followed by Viswakamal secretary Ujjwal, and another member of Viswakamal. Besides the two Viswakamal speakers and the host and hostess, one more Viswakamal member was in attendance, while the audience consisted of six women of different ages, and three men all of about forty years in age. The presentation was well received. The audience especially responded when we showed a short video from Ireland, accompanied by a running translation into Bengali and an explanation of the term “pro-choice”.

Photos will be uploaded soon.

Awareness Campaign Adopts New Poster

In India unborn girls are being slaughtered mercilessly, and there is a lot of public feeling in favour of protecting them. That feeling stems mostly from a concern about the growing gender imbalance in the population.

That is a serious concern, as the gender imbalance portends serious social problems. But we at Viswakamal feel that a humanitarian concern is still more important. Unborn girls should not be killed, not only because doing so will create a gender imbalance, but even more so because our helpless, innocent little sisters should not be killed.

And we believe that the unborn should not be killed whether boy or girl.

Our new poster asks a question:

WE KNOW IT’S WRONG TO KILL THE UNBORN GIRL!

. . . DO YOU THINK IT’S RIGHT TO KILL THE UNBORN BOY?

The poster does not provide the answer. We want the public to think about the answer. And we believe that if they think deeply, they will say to themselves, “No! It’s not right to kill the unborn boy!” And they will realize that it is wrong for reasons other than gender imbalance. They will realize that to kill unborn boys is inhumane, and to kill unborn girls is inhumane.

In addition to the posters shown above, there is a green Bengali version and a blue English version.

The poster also asks, “WHAT IS ABORTION?” The answer is a link — a link to the “What Is Abortion” page on our website, where the answer will be found.

The posters are bigger than the earlier “Deep in our hearts” posters, which were small.

Viswakamal members have started postering in different places in Kolkata, and they will spread their work throughout West Bengal and Tripura.

Couple Want to Adopt Baby Girl

A nurse and her husband, who is a high-school teacher, want to adopt a baby girl and give her a loving home.

If you are pregnant with an unwanted girl, we beg you not to abort. Let your daughter live. Give her to this couple, and let her lead a happy life.

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Write to us at viswakamal.ws@gmail.com

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Phone Ujjwal Ghosh at 9883242052 or 9862384579. (From outside the Kolkata area, prefix with ”0″. From outside India, prefix with “91″.)