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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Photo Exhibition on Bengali New Year’s

On the occasion of Bengali New Year’s Day, April 15, 2015, Viswakamal participated in a Bengali cultural function held in South Kolkata. Viswakamal members created a photo exhibition in the entranceway to the auditorium, where the photos were seen by all who attended. Here are two of the sixteen photos displayed, and a Viswakamal banner:

Many of those in attendance were happy to learn of the work of Viswakamal, and expressed solidarity with Viswakamal in its efforts to save the unborn children of West Bengal (1500 of whose brief lives are ended every day by abortion). Here one of the attendees (on the left) talks with Ujjwal Ghosh and Swagata Banerjee of Viswakamal:

And here a visiting family poses with Ujjwal Ghosh:

(Apologies for the quality of the event photos. For technical reasons we could not use our camera and had to use a mobile phone.)

Awareness Campaign Visits the Book Fair

On February 6 Viswakamal carried its unborn-child awareness campaign to the Kolkata Book Fair. A team of five Viswakamal members were joined by the head of a women’s-health NGO who was inspired by the theme of the campaign. (The two children of a Viswakamal couple who participated were also present.) The leaflets attracted a lot of attention, in spite of the messages of all kinds that compete for attention at an event like the book fair.

Saikat Ghosh and Hitangshu Bandopadhyaya leafletting at the Book Fair

Swagata Banerjee checks her remaining leaflets

More photos soon.

Leafletting began about 2 in the afternoon, and before evening the 2000 leaflets that had been printed were almost exhausted. Viswakamal had been unable to print more due to financial limitations. With your help, larger numbers of leaflets can be printed for upcoming events, including International Women’s Day on March 8. If you can help, please write for instructions to viswakamal.ws@gmail.com with the word “donation” in the subject line. To see the Bengali and English leaflets, click here.

 

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Awareness Campaign in West Bengal

On December 27 an unborn-child awareness campaign of posters, banners and leaflets began in West Bengal. A Facebook page will soon be launched, and ads in newspapers and on the Kolkata Metro’s TV channel are being planned. There will be both Bengali and English versions of the posters, banners and leaflets.

Ujjwal Ghosh postering in Kolkata

Ujjwal Ghosh postering in Kolkata

One of the present English posters:

“Deep in our hearts, we all love the unborn.”

At the surface level of our thoughts, most people may not love the unborn, because “Out of sight, out of mind.” The unborn baby is hidden deep inside the mother, and even if we could see within, that baby necessarily starts out microscopically small. But the most striking thing about that first microscopic cell is that it is changing at every moment. At ten weeks the baby looks like this:

(This is a baby still in its amniotic sac. This particular baby was not aborted unnecessarily, but had to be removed from its mother because of her cancer.)

Deep inside, we all understand the meaning of that rapid change: we understand that even at the single-cell stage, the organism is nothing but a packet of biological urge — an urge to grow big, come out of its mother, learn to throw a ball, go to school and make friends. It is a person beginning its life in the only way possible to begin it — small. It is our little sister or brother, and it needs our protection.

At the surface level of our thoughts, most people have not yet sensed the significance of the unborn. But deep in our hearts, we already do. That inner love has to be awakened.

This is one of the Bengali posters:

 

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Franchising Abortion in India?

According to the European pro-life movement One of Us, “Big Government, Big Porn, Big Pharma, and Big Money” are partnering to make abortion saleable in India. The article begins:

Think of franchises, and McDonald’s or Starbucks springs to mind. But how about franchising clinics that do abortions . . . ? The population control movement has thought of this too. In the developing world, so-called “reproductive health clinics” are spreading like fast food chains in America through a network of organizations that want abortion . . . readily available . . .

This deserves our investigation. For the full article, click here.

 

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