Top 10 Reasons to Save Girl Child
We cannot imagine the existence of the entire human race without man and woman together. Girl’s have been creating the roots and shaping the destiny of the civilisation. But as the civilisation evolved it developed a darker side too, like female Foeticide. Practice of Female Foeticide started in early 1990s when the widespread use of Ultrasound Technology started in India.
Now I would like to give you a brief that from where this problem originated. In Indian culture Girls are supposed to relocate after marriage to their spouse’s place. In the ancient India there was a male dominated hierarchy system in which fathers wealth was distributed among sons. So some of the wealthy parents, specifically Royal Families chose to give some share of their belongings to their daughter during marriage, which further took image of dowry. Further this tradition turned into a curse for poor families. Girls turned no less than a curse to the family because she was supposed to move after marriage and that too with ample of dowry.
As the Science and technology evolved people got an escape from their self made curse. Sex Determination became the bandwagon of 1990s and the sex ratio fell off to a deplorable extent. Research shows that more than 10 million female fetuses have been illegally aborted in India.
Despite of fact that sex determination has been prohibited by law since 1961, 500,000 girls were being lost annually through sex-selective abortions. Government as well as NGOs have been taking several steps to overcome this serious issue. But the solution to this should start at personal level. Personal level corresponds to understanding. So here are 10 reasons to emphasize the importance of Girl Child and Save their Right to Live:
GIRLS DEFINE YOUR EXISTENCE
Your mother gave you birth, you have been admiring her devotion since you developed understanding, you spend your childhood in company of your sister and you value her, you enjoy the company of your girl friend and you want a wife too, but when it comes to have your own children you prefer son, why not a daughter? How can someone forget their very existence? Girls define the sole existence of human race, they are as important for society’s existence as air and water is for ours. Still they are discriminated at every stage of upbringing right from their birth, for no reason. At every stage of life man and woman complete each other; they define each other’s existence. Sex discrimination need to be curbed.
FOETICIDE DEFIES HUMAN VALUES
You ignore her unique virtues, like she is sensible, obedient, caring, devoted, and homemaker, she has been a key element in shaping the destiny of civilization but above all these facts she is a human. She has right to live. Her life is God’s gift and no one has right to take it from her. Our ethics, norms and values have differentiated us from animals since ages and the brutal social evil is dissolving that differentiation. Killing is beyond human ethics and values. It defies them.
GIRLS SHAPE CIVILIZATION
Girls are the knot which ties the families as well as family members together. They place the building blocks of civilization. The traditions start from them, the gatherings are lighted with their presence, they turn the aura cheerful, even the big organisations seek female employees to make the ambiance of work area organised. They are the key element in shaping civilization.
GIRLS ARE HOMEMAKER
She is the one who makes your life extra special, she is the one who brings extra warmth in the house. She spreads laughter and adds color to your life. Your day starts with the breakfast made by your mother/wife. Right from taking the sole responsibility of your upbringing during your childhood to your life partner and support system of your old age she has been a home maker of your house in the form of wife, mother or sister.
DON’T FORCE YOUR SON TO BE GAY
Everyone wants a wife, a daughter in law but don’t forget that she is also the daughter of someone. The present sex ratio is something of great concern even greater than inflation or exploding population. As per the latest Census in the year 2011, the total female sex ratio in India is 940 per 1000 males and the female child sex ratio is 944 girl children per every 1000 boy children of the same age group. By promoting foeticide you might be forcing your son to be gay.
GIRLS ARE MUCH CARING AND DEVOTED
It is a myth in Indian Culture that Son is basic support at old ages. The sons are supposed to look after their parents but when you take a look in today’s world you will find the girls those who are capable enough to earn have proved to be a better support to their parents at old ages than their so called sons. Girls are much devoted and caring towards their parents than boys, provided you have made them capable enough to take care of you by providing proper education and resources.
You are ready to head out for something very important, you are in hurry, suddenly you realized you forgot your wallet as you turned you see your wife/mother with wallet smiling at you lovingly. It is because they have this devotion within them for their family.
GIRLS ARE SENSIBLE
Whenever you feel depressed you prefer to share your problems with your mother, sister, daughter, wife or girlfriend. Do you ever think why? It is because they are sensible and you know this very well. There mere company is sufficient to console your sorrow. The presence of your lady luck is so soothing within itself. Without even slightest of sign she gets to know that you are in problem even if you may not have uttered a word. You admire the sensibility of women you come across starting from your mother to your wife still you are reluctant to have a daughter. Strange!
GIRLS ARE OBEDIENT
It is quite easy to handle a girl child than a boy child at all stages of upbringing. They are less troublesome, violent and arrogant in most of the cases. They pay heed to your advises and are much more obedient than boys. It is a proven fact that girls mature faster than boys, physically as well as mentally. They develop a better understanding of surrounding than boys.
FOETICIDE IS A CRIME
Sex selection is illegalized in India since 1961. The Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act was passed in 1994, making sex-selective abortion illegal. It was then modified in 2003 holding medical professionals legally responsible. The law may enforce culprit to imprisonment which may extend to 3 years and fine up to Rs 10,000 for the first conviction. The Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT) cell has been setup at Indian Medical Association (IMA) and a proposal for devising the software to check sex determination has been proposed to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).
GIRLS ARE NO LESS THAN BOYS IN ANY FIELD
With the support of family and proper education girls have created a safe niche for themselves in almost every possible field. Whether it is any field, Art, science or commerce girls have proved themselves better than boys. Female foeticide practiced in fear of dependence of girl’s on family is completely insane. You treat them the way you treat your soon and the outcome will be surely much more productive and fruitful when compared.