In 2006, Anu Ranjan , Co-Publisher-GR8! Magazine and President -The Indian Television Academy (ITA), launched "BETI ASSOCIATION - A Charity for Women ,initiated & supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ,
on Saturday 4th February, 2006 at 4 pm in Mumbai. Supporting her in this cause were noted social activist, actress and Member of Parliament Shabana Azmi and Ex Miss World Diana Hayden together with the Director and Reps from the UNFPA- Ms Radhika,Ms Ena Singh & Mr Rajeev Verma.The press conference highlighted the unfortunate incidents of female foeticide, which is still rampant all across a developed country like ours. .. It is also compounded with a deliberate killing or abandonment of the young foetus before and after birth.The numbers of killing of the girl child were astonishing as compared to most of the countries across the world.
"beti" will be a voice…….raised against this mentality that is eating into the entrails of our social structure…Why kill a Girl?
Said Anu Ranjan, Founder...'These and other such poignant questions will be raised and highlighted through this nationwide awareness drive, aimed at educating people who are destroying the very fulcrum of Nature's balance'