Purusharth Mahotsav, 2019 an initiative to celebrate and recognize men’s contribution towards society, was organised by team Purusharth in association with Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), which is first of its kind award.
The event started with opening speech of Chief Guest Shri KTS Tulsi nominated Member of Rajya Sabha followed by the Guest of Honor Shri Anshul Verma, former Member of Parliament from Hardoi, U.P.
Saturday, this unique program held at Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, where Purusharth being recognized at a wider platform led by Mr. Roopenshu Pratap Singh, Mr Kumar S Ratan and Mr Vickram Bisyar.
The Organizers collectively stated that “they are very much excited and delighted to have hosted an event which is first of its kind and focused on achievement and contribution of men towards society at large.”
Sri KTS Tulsi Member of Rajya Sabha Said, “that just by making laws does not end the crime of society, crime ends when people set an example of their ideal behaviour, 1991 the number of cases of dowry harassment was 4668, which increased to 6776 in 2005 and 7638 in 2015. Apart from this, the number of false cases has increased day by day, where women have been taking advantage of their privileges by misusing the law.”
He added that, “I have proposed in Parliament that the sexual harassment sentences should be gender neutral. So that the law is not misused and the society remains in balance.Rajya Sabha Member Shri KTS Tulsi said that this initiative of Purusharthi Festival 2019 is an initiative to provide justice to every victim and I wish that this beginning brings positive changes.”
Mr. Tulsi also said that “Not only men have anger and ego, this is also with women, these are demerits of human being. False cases are growing year on year, in 2005 it was 6164, in 2009 it become 8352 and these numbers are keep growing double and even more.”
Mr. Tulsi also discussed about Hindu matrimonial laws and said that “Hindu matrimonial laws has lost balance and the same forwarded in #TripleTalaqBill (TTT) and it has made even more harsh that, husband will be jailed just on mere allegation of wife. How much these laws will be misused, government have ignored the statistics of last 30 – 40 years over the misuse of law and repeated the same in TTT bill.”
He also mentioned the chances of reunion and said that “When any wife falsely accuses husband, it ends all possibilities of reunion. All domestic laws are being misused, the crime takes place inside the residential premises, so it does not hold any independent evidence of the crime. Though both husband and wife are responsible for this, but only husband get punished.”
He appealed to government, “to form special commission with the retired judges, psychologist, sociologist to conduct depth research on how to stop false cases.”
Mr. Tulsi also raised concern in Sexual violence act that “Sexual violence act has also lost their balance. The nation become angry over a single rape case and in such situation the government tightens the law. As a result of making harsh laws, there is not space left for the accused person to defend himself.”
Shri Anshul Verma, former Member of Parliament , Said “this event is the effort to do welfare of the society. Society will change only by educating people, because only education gives you independent thinking. India is a young country where youths need a right guidance that makes them mentally strong and independent, Purushartha Mahotsava is the beginning of new era of independent thinking in the society.”
Sri Anshul Verma, added that “भगवान के भरोसे मत बैठिये हो सकता है भगवान हमारे भरोसे बैठा हो, Sri Dashrath Manjhi एक प्रमाण हैं इसके“. He further said that “if our youth failed to Independence thoughts , it will impact our next generation”.
“Purusharth in association with Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) have formed a platform which enables men to recognize who mostly remain unsung for their massive contribution towards society. These great men did noble work without any support from the outside world, which makes them more suitable for Purushartha award. As this award is all about the men’s willingness and public-spirited efforts towards the humanity,” said the organizers.
Roopenshu Singh said “Purusharth is the strength of the society and recognising purushart will encourage more unsung heroes in India. Purushrath has now just been limited to religious books, but reality is different, here it’s a crowd of only Purusharthi”
Vikram Bisyar said that “men must be given respect and their work for society also be recogmized.”
Kumar S Ratan said “The sky is not pink, it’s blue. Objective of this event is to inspire every men to connect with the efforts and initiatives which helps to make this country and society better place to live for all human beings and also for Men.”
This event showcased the screening of a short film titled as, “Accused” directed by Shri. Jatin Chanana based on the suffering of men in day to day life in this society. Another renowned Documentary Filmmaker and Gender Rights supporter, Ms Deepika Narayan Bharadwaj also showcased her upcoming documentary film trailer, titled “India Son’s”. After which there was a Panel Discussion by experts from different sectors of society and they have interacted with the audience and answered their queries.
The Awardees of “Purusartha 2019” are as follows:
- Mr R.K Solanki ( LifeTime Achievement Awardee )
- Mr Dr JS Yadav
- Mr. Varun Khullar
- Mr Rajesh Goyal
- Mr Puttu Lal Gupta
- Mr Lakshmi Chandra
- Mr Indrasen Kumar
- Mr Amit Sharma
- Mr Amitava Das
- Mr Deshraj Bhatt
- Mr Harbans Dunkal
- Mr Amandeep Singh Johar
- Mr Parul Sharma
- Mr Ch. B.C. Pradhan
- Mr Anoop Khanna