Teeyan Da Mela, Datchet 2014

Unique Home in Jalandhar Punjab is a home for unwanted and abandoned girls. Punjab has the highest rate of female foeticide and Infanticide. Unique home provides a safe haven for those girls abandoned by those who should have been protecting them, in the majority of cases their own parents. Bibi Prakash Kaur who runs the home is doing a fantastic job of raising these lovely girls in Jalandhar.

Unfortunately, even today girls are being abandoned in India, simply because of their gender. A sad, harsh reality of the modern world.

Sharan Ghuman personally became aware of the home last year. “I was so moved, that I made a vow to myself to do as much as I could for these angels. This is how I first became involved with the fantastic UK based charity, UK friends of Unique Home.  I had the fantastic privilege of visiting the home in April this year. Wow, what can I say, it was one of the most amazing emotional experiences of my life. It has just made my resolve stronger.”

“We have chosen to hold a Teeyan da mela because it promotes the positives of being a woman. What better way to celebrate the importance of the girl child than to promote an age old custom that has been celebrated for centuries in India. The coming together of women and celebrating sisterhood is part of our heritage, why then are our girls still being killed and abandoned for simply being born a girl? All money raised from the event will go directly to the home.”

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Teeyan Da Mela, Datchet 2014