In our country every day you can read the news in the newspapers that a female embryo, an unborn baby girl, was found dead in the dust-bin, wrapped in newspapers or near the railway station, etc. What is happening in our country? This shows somewhere some sick mindset prevails in our society. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme is a huge step in the direction of stopping this practice and ensuring the existence and safety of every child.
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is a scheme of Indian government, launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote save girl child and educate girl child among people and improve the welfare services for women. This scheme is to aware people about the importance of girls in the society. It is to increase awareness among common people to save the lives of girl child by completely removing the female foeticide. People should celebrate the birth of their girl child and educate them with full responsibility as they do for their boy child.
India was ranked 41st among 195 countries worldwide by the UNICEF in 2012 that’s why the scheme for girls was very necessary to aware people about the safety of women all over India. This scheme also make a call to people to eradicate female foeticide.
Sex-selective abortion or female foeticide has led to a sharp drop in the ratio of girls born in contrast to boy infants in some states in India. Ultrasound technology has made it possible for pregnant women and their families to learn the gender of a foetus early in a pregnancy. Discrimination against girl infants, for several reasons, has combined with the technology to result in a rise in abortions of foetuses identified as female during ultrasonic testing. Based on the child sex ratio, 100 districts were selected as pilot districts along with at least one district in each of the states/union territories covered by the 2011 census. In Haryana, Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik was made the brand ambassador for ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme in August 2016.
As per the India’s constitution, women are legal citizens of the country and have equal rights with men. If we look in the past, in the early vedic period women enjoyed the equal status with men in all aspects of life. As per the 2011 census in India, the sex ratio is 926 in the urban area and 947 in the rural area.
The aim of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme is to arrest the decline in girl child sex ratio and promote women’s empowerment in order to improve the women status in the country. The complete aim of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme is to celebrate the birth of a girl child to prevent the violation of the interests of girls as a result of outdated and conservative thoughts.
Daughters are beautiful nature’s gift. Daughters are angels of God on the earth. Where you get daughter-in-law, if you kill the daughter of today. Girls are hope of tomorrow. A daughter is a mother of tomorrow so never kill her. A girl is a powerful creation of God, if she can make the world; can destroy.