Indian society is very well known for its rich traditions and heritage. Of its varied cultural history, there remains an ill in our society, which should have been weeded out long ago but is still very much prevalent. And that social evil is female foeticide. It is sad for a country like ours, which believes in the philosophy of ‘Naari, Tu Narayani (Woman, You are the veritable Goddess)’, to be engulfed in a serious sin of killing a girl child in the womb.
This one-minute poem, displayed in video form, will melt your heart in seconds after you see it. The Ministry of External Affairs released this video ad on YouTube, which will surely inspire you to join the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign in your region. (Also Watch: What’s a woman’s job? Watch CWG gold medalist Geeta Phogat’s inspirational story to know more!)
On the one hand women are worshipped with utmost devotion in India, while on the other a girl child is not even given a chance to see the rising sun. On the one hand, where Saraswati is regarded as the goddess of education, the other side of the story sees a female child being made to leave her education, as she is viewed as a liability in the family.
The Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Haryana recently amid huge fanfare. The PM hit a masterstroke in choosing Haryana to begin this project, which has the most skewed sex ratio among all other Indian states – 837 girls to 1,000 boys. After days of controversy surrounding the #VogueEmpower video My Choice starring Deepika Padukone, this one-minute video against female foeticide will give you a refreshing outlook towards women’s empowerment! Watch the film here: