Act against burn violence

Nutrition ProgramKathmandu, Dec 6 : Burns Violence Survivors Nepal (BVS-Nepal) organized an event, ‘Let’s Unite Now to End Acid and Burns Violence against Women’, a reception held at 1905, Kantipath.

Aiming at spreading awareness about burn violence against women, the event started with an introduction to BVS and a documentary about young girls and women suffering from burn violence.

The events of the evening included a play on burn violence against women by the youth of the Youth Information Center, Jharuwarasi; poem performances by Actor/Director Elum Dixit, The Word Warriors – including Yanik Shrestha, Yukta Bajracharya, Ujwalla Maharjan and Gaurav Subba and Nepali poet, Manjul.

Nutrition Program“I feel very proud of myself to be able to perform in front of all these people and send out a much-needed social message to all these people,” says Dipendra Prasad Dhakal, an actor from Jharuwarashi.

“There are many different types of people here and reaching out to all these people, makes me feel proud of myself. If only I could spread the message throughout Nepal,” he adds.

An awe-inspiring performance by Nepali Folk-Rock band, Kutumba was also one of the highlights of the evening.

Students from Adarsha Vidya Mandir(AVM), also stood together on stage to speak against the injustice that is burn violence.

The event also featured performances by the B-Boyz and B-Girlz of the Nepal Break-dance Foundation.

Nutrition Program“We need to reach out to the young people of our country, people who can support organizations like these and learn and be aware enough not to commit violence against women,” added Eelum.

Towards the end of the event, YouTube star Nattu Shah performed some of her famous tunes and the event ended with a candle-lighting ceremony to spark the end to burn violence against women.

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