Akshara's Yuvati-Yuvak Mela, Feb 9-10, Vidyavihar, Bombay ((tag: Events))

by ChandniP on Feb 09, 2011      Category: Tags: npsbm

From: priyanka josson <priyankajosson@yahoo.com>

Date: Sat, Feb 5, 2011

Subject: Yuvati Yuvak Mela Invite

Dear Madam/Sir,


Greetings from Akshara!

Akshara is a womens resource centre that works on the issue of gender

equality since the past 16 years. It works with youth in colleges and

community women in Mumbai. Since over a decade Akshara has had a vibrant

relation with the NSS Department of the University of Mumbai to forward the

cause of gender equality.


Akshara has taken the pioneering initiative of creating the Yuvati-Yuvak

Mela in 1998 in Mumbai. The mela which has reached more than 30,000 youth,

is an ideal method of imparting gender consciousness, issues of gender

rights and masculinity to young people. The Mela (Info Fair) provides a

festive mood with learning environment. The fair is full of interactive

games and information stalls where students are engaged in a discussion on

gender. Every game we play as children is turned around to do analysis of

one’s understanding about gender. Nearly 3000 youth from colleges will

participate in the Fair. The mela is divided in three sections, one for

young women, second for young men and third for common dialogues. This

division is to ensure that both of them are able to express themselves and

engage in dialogue freely and openly.


This year in collaboration with the NSS Department Mumbai and K.J Somaiya

College of Science and Commerce we are organizing the mela at K.J.Somaiya

Grounds. We are expecting around 3000 students for the mela over two days.


We invite people from your organisation to participate in the mela and have

lots of fun.


Date: 9th-10th Feb 2011

Venue: K.J.Somaiya College Ground, Vidyanagari, Vidyavihar


In case of query please contact: Mithun.S- 9833182013

Warm Regards,


Priyanka Josson

Programme Co-ordinator


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