On a February 20, 2023, Anand witnessed a unique event – the Social Justice Day celebration, aimed at promoting equality, inclusion, and respect for human rights. The event was a culmination of various activities and talks by speakers who shared their insights and experiences on disability law, fighting for the rights of the vulnerable, and promoting social justice.
The event began with a training session on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) by Advocate Gopalbhai. He briefly summarised the key provisions of the law, which provides for the protection of women from physical, emotional, sexual, and economic abuse by their family members or intimate partners. He emphasised the need for women to be aware of their rights and for society to support them in their fight against domestic violence.
Dipsingbhai, a disability rights activist, spoke about the need for sanghatans (unions) to come together to fight for the rights of people with disabilities. He shared his experiences of advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in various spheres of life, such as education, employment, and social activities. He stressed the importance of creating a supportive environment that enables people with disabilities to realise their full potential.
Prita, a social justice advocate, spoke about the need for social justice and the role of mindset change in achieving it. She highlighted the vision of the Indian Constitution’s preamble, which enshrines the principles of justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity. She emphasised the importance of working on mindset change in our families and communities to promote a culture of respect, inclusivity, and equality.