For the past couple of years, newspapers and visual media have been reporting about the rise in the sexual activity during Navaratri Dandiya Ras in
Young boys and girls make use of the freedom they get during the Navratri nights to indulge in sex. The Dandiya dance goes on till and into the wee hours of the morning. And it is no more a secret that a minority of teenagers make use of freedom provided by the religious festival to indulge in sex with their girlfriends.
Reports appearing the newspapers and visual media suggest that there is an increase of 25 to 30% condom sale during the Navratri period in the cities in
Is it such a big issue?
Not a major issue yet, but still a concern for parents. And some wealthy parents are taking the service of private detectives to keep an eye on their daughters during Navratri. It might sound funny but it is true.
Certain so called national television channels in
These channels also fail to mention the numerous NGOs that are creating awareness among youngsters regarding the issue.
The Big Danger
Some unscrupulous people find it the right opportunity to create fast cash by shooting videos and pictures of teenagers in compromising positions on mobile phones and hidden cameras. These people use it either to blackmail the teenagers or their parents or sell it to websites that publish such contents.
Parents should have the courage to discuss about such issues with their children and make them realize the seriousness of the problem. Parents should not shy away from programs or people or NGOs that are discussing the issue. They should encourage their children to listen to such programs.