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“Daughters are angels.”

 “Daughters are angels.”

“Beta waaris hai, Beti paras hai, Beta Vansh hai, Beti Ansh hai,

Beta aan hai, Beti shaan hai, Beta tan hai, Beti man hai,

Beta maan hai, Beti gumaan hai, Beta sanskar hai, Beti Sanskrit hai

Beta dawa hai Beti dua hai, Beta bhagya hai, Beti vidhata,

Beta shabd hai, Beti arth hai, Beta geet hai, beti sangeet hai, Beta prem hai, Beti pooja hai.”

Introduction – Making a strong pitch for gender equality, US President Obama has said during his recent visit to India , “Nations are more successful when their women are more successful, …. Every women should be able to go about her day … and be safe.” TOI, 28.1.2015, P.1)

Don’t differ between son or daughter – PM to launch ‘Beti Bachao’ with a bang on January 22. (News in TOI, P. 13, 15.1.15). After launching  ‘Make in India’ and ‘Swachch Bharat’, the present Modi Government is planning to launch “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” on 22nd January, which will help address the country’s low child sex ratio. The focus of the plan will be on –

  • Improve all-India sex ratio at birth (at present 918 females per 1000males according to 2011 census)
  • Reduce gender differentials in under 5 child mortality rate. (present ratio 59:.51)
  • Improve nutrition status of girls under five to reduce number of underweight and anaemic girls (currently 7 out of 10 are anaemic and 42.5% underweight.
  •  Ensure universalization of ICDS, girl’s attendance and equal care monitored, using joint ICDS NRHM Mother Child Protection Cards.
  • Increase girls enrolment in secondary education from 76% to 79% by 2017.
  • Provide toilets for girls in every school in 100 districts by 2012.
  • Promote protective environment for girl children through implementation of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012.
  • Train elected representatives/grass-root functionaries as community champions to mobilize communities to improve CSR and promote education for girls.

Nobody should ever forget that in today’s world Daughter is equal to ‘Ten son’s’. Daughters make parent’s life worth living by just being around. Couples should love her as much as their own breath.

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January 15, 2015 - Posted by | Social and political values and systems |

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