SAHAS 2017 – In the News! – Update

UPDATE – Dhanak will be on air at 92.7 Big FM on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at:

  • 9:00 AM all over India
  • 10:00 AM in Delhi

Media coverage from Dhanak’s event (SAHAS-2017) on February 14, 2017. Click on the links below to view/read –

With Ravish Kumar’s Show on Primetime NDTV

Read the write-up by Ravish Kumar

Times Of India article by Avijit Ghosh

Navbharat Times article by Avijit Ghosh

SAHAS – 2017: Programme


1:00 – 3:00 PM

♥ Peace March
♥ Street Theater Performanceflourish1

3:00 – 6:00 PM

♥ Welcome note by the President of Dhanak of Humanity
♥ Representatives from various social organizations share views
♥ Recognition of couples in mixed relationships and their parents
♥ Speech by Sh. Ravish Kumar (schedule permitting)
♥ Challenges of Honor Crimes
♥ Keynote address
♥ Dhanak Pledge for Humanityflourish1

6:00 – 8:00 PM

♥ Tea
♥ Celebrating Love and Humanity by couples and individuals


8:00 PM onward

♥ Dinner

Press Conference Against Honour Crime

CHAYAN, a national consortium of social organizations working on the issues of Right to Choose in Marriage/Relationship, has organized a press conference on 13th Feb 2017, 3.30 PM, at Indian Women’s Press Corps, Ashoka Road, New Delhi.

Sh. Asif Iqbal, Sh. Avinash Patil, Smt. Nilam Katara and other members of CHAYAN will speak on:
1. The pressing need of law against honour crime and forced marriage, and
2. Seeking policy changes

The speakers will recommend essential systemic changes in prevalent rules and practices, related to marriage registration. The press conference is being organized with the consideration that implementation of proposed recommendations by the government will help various couples who wish to practice the right to choose in their marriage.

Member Organizations of CHAYAN:
1. DHANAK, a Delhi based organization of interfaith/caste couples
2. Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti working against superstitions and for promotion of scientific temperament in society
3. Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives, a Lucknow based organization working on advocacy and gender rights
4. Navodaya Lok Chetna Sangathan from Baghpat
5. MSS from Banaras
6. Parivartan Jan Andolan from Bihar
7. Awadh People’s Forum from Faizabad
8. Gharelu Kamgar Hitkari Sangathan
Asif Iqbal
Co-founder of DHANAK (General Secretary)

Avinash Patil
Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti


Did you know?


Inter-caste couples (स्वर्ण और दलित /आदिवासी) can get an incentive of Rs.50,000/- from government for their marriage…

Come and learn more about this at SAHAS (साहस) on 14th Feb, 2017 (2:00 – 8:00 PM) at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi…



Tentative Program Schedule

2:00 – 8:00 PM at Gandhi Peace Foundation on February 14, 2017

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1:30 - 2:30 PM
Walk around the venue spreading the message of:

3:00 - 3:15 PM
Welcome note by Dr. Bharti Sharma (President of Dhanak of Humanity)

3:15 - 3:30 PM
Representatives from various social organizations share views
Avinash Patil, Rekha Chauhan, Devendra Dhama, Anchal & others.

3:30 - 5:00 PM
Recognition of couples in mixed relationships and their parents.
Sh. Ravish Kumar to speak (if his schedule permits)

5:00 - 5:30 PM
Challenges of Honor Crimes.
Keynote address by Ms. Nilam Katara

5:45 - 6:00 PM
Dhanak Pledge for Humanity

6:00 - 6:30 PM

6:30 - 8:00 PM
Celebrating Love and Humanity by couples and individuals.

8:00 PM onward