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thinking about girl child

love for the child....Sweety

In older days the birth of a girl child was considered as auspicious. As per an Indian proverb, "A home without a daughter is like a body without soul". The birth of a daughter in the house was compared with the advent of Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth and Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom. No ceremony was considered to be complete in absence of women. The belief was that "No home is complete without a woman."

Worst of all she is often killed before being born while in mother's womb itself. This is foetus killing or infanticide. This is the gross downfall of humanity, morality and the values.

The situation has drastically worsened these days. Women suffer badly, infanticide have become widespread. Parents don't send daughters for schooling thinking that the daughter is going to be a kitchen confined housewife. There was, hence, decline in female literacy and her position in the society. This practice is lasting till today and the killing of foetus after the sex determination is fearlessly continued.

The God has created man and woman as the two wheels of this society cart. Those two wheels are made for each other. For the human race to exist and survive, both of the wheels must be functional else the society collapses.

In nutshell all must be kind to women with high degree of love and respect to them. There is no life without a wife and there can't be a wife in absence of girl. Considering all the facts above, save the girl child in the interest of humanity. Saving baby girls shall minimise crime and build a powerful nation.

The underprivileged girl in the society also needs proper care. They need to be educated for the development of society. Some poor parents are unable to send their children to schools and colleges, which need to be taken care. In India the gild child is exempted for school fees in government schools and colleges. What about private schools?? Why so disparity in private schools.

The foetus killing or infanticide is also a crime and taken seriously by the law. The child labour in early days of the girl child is also a big crime and viewed seriously. To make a healthy society the girl child should be taken care of with more priority.

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7 responses

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    Great essay, Saroj! Beautiful images of a sad situation. Thanks for sharing. Voted!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    Thanks Rocio for your comments and nomination for story of the week.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (14 Nov 2012):

    great cause..my vote!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (14 Nov 2012):

    Powerful images and words. Sure gets my votes.

  • Prashant Gupta

    Prashant Gupta said (15 Nov 2012):

    Excellent Essay, great cause

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (24 Nov 2012):

    voted !

  • Raitu Disong

    Raitu Disong said (14 Jul 2013):

    Great article. nice shots!

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