Today (24 January) is Rastriya Balika Diwas.
Haryana has the worst sex ratio (number of females per 1,000 males) and child sex ratio in India. Out of the 100 worst districts in India for sex ratio, Haryana accounts for 12 districts.
That’s why Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose Haryana to launch the nationwide campaign called Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao (Save Girl Child, Educate Her). The scheme will focus on fighting female foeticide and empowering women through education.
“I beg you to save the lives of girls.
When a boy called Prince fell into a well in nearby Kurukshetra (Haryana), and the whole nation watched the rescue operation on TV. For one Prince, people united to pray, but with so many girls killed we don’t react.
We aren’t worthy of being called citizens of 21st century. It’s as if we are from the 18th century – at that time, and just after a girl’s birth, she was killed. We are worse now; we don’t even allow the girl to be born.
Girls are better performers than boys. If you need proof, just look at exam results.
People want educated daughters-in-law but think several times before educating their daughters. How can this go on?”
Prime Minister, if you can do this happen, your name will be indelibly etched in Indian history!
Wishing all girl children a very Happy Balika Diwas!!
PS: Rashtriya Balika Diwas is celebrated on 24 January every year because on this day in 1966, Indira Gandhi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India for the first time.