Hey, friends did you reckon the name MEENA. I’m sure some of you might have recognised her and for all those who have not, she was one of the most famous cartoon characters of 90’s. The character MEENA is a young girl who resides in a village and her family includes her mother, father, brother, grandmother and a parrot.

The character MEENA was ia young girl who resided in a village and her family includes her mother, father, brother, grandmother and a parrot.

The cartoon was started as an initiative to bring forth the issues of health, gender, girl education, inequality and many other social issues. Though these problems still persist in our society but personally, I feel that depicting it via cartoon was the best way to reach out to maximum people and deliver the message with some fun element. Isn’t it?

I am saddened by the way our society is changing and cartoon characters lack the quality content which they used to have in earlier times. In contrast to today’s violent Ben Ten or Bheem (to name a few), MEENA CARTOON became a household name and was one of it’s kind, today I seriously feel that there is a need for such innovative ideas which can imbibe social message in our society and can also be a source of entertainment, especially for kids.

The cartoon was broadcasted in Hindi, English, Bengali, Urdu and Nepali. MEENA was created by Mustafa Monowar, the famous Bangladeshi Cartoonist. UNICEF supported the propagation of this cartoon. It was such an eye opening experience for all adults and fun for kids.

So without delaying much, here I have one of my favourite episode of Dividing the Mango. This episode highlights the difference between girl and boy and shows that both need to be treated equally.

Sit back and enjoy with your children

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