India, November 25, 2015 – Daily Pioneer

Love matters conclave was held at Tula’s Institute Dehradun on Tuesdy organised by Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) Media. Its objective was to interact with the youth from the city through a series of dance performances, competitions, informative sessions and open discussions to help them navigate their ways through the treacherous maze of the sexual minefield.

There was a Kathak dance performance by Shinjini Kulkarni, as well as a panel discussion by the speakers on various aspects of sex education. Shinjini Kulkarni, a dancer, said apart from dancing she had worked in Bhojpuri films as well as Bangla films. “I want to do acting as I want to grow as an artist. However, I enjoy kathak on the stage,” she added.

Silky Jain, executive director, Tula’s Institute , said that it is essential in today’s age to be well informed about sex education. ‘’As youngsters lack proper guidance regarding sex, it is important we understand what Love Matters is all about and what they are doing’’, she stressed.

Gurkirat Sachdeva who works for the ‘Youth kiawaaz’ spoke on the importance of sex education across the Indian schools. Later, Siddharth Sinha, founder and chairman , Uddeshya, touched on effective security laws in north India for the fair sex. He also talked about the prevalence of HIV among the youngsters across India.

Anubha Singh , programme coordinator, CREA launched into the security of women and the disturbing increase in the number of rape cases all over the country also talked about the issues in terms of relationships., sexuality , sexual life and stressed on the lack of knowledge about the sex education.