Need of the hour is a wake up call to th society to protect the girl child and give her a peaceful childhood bestowed with the basic amenities and education.
Bias based on gender should be abolished.Girls are the victims of child labour.Parents
in the lower income strata of the society and below poverty line opt to
make their daughters work to generate extra income to ease their
financial burden and educate their sons instead.Is it fair to deny girls
a chance to be empowered in the future?Even to this day it is a common
practice among the affluent in some parts of the country to bring home
small maids from their native place to take care of their children and
do the household work 24 *7.Can we ever imagine our own kin in such a
It is absolutely necessary for the girls right from the age of 3 to be
aware of /educated on the topic of good and bad touch & to tell the
mothers if somebody tries to play mischief.They are the most vulnerable
to sexual abuse at that innocent age..it may having a lasting
impression,extend well into their adolescence and lead to depression.
Moms need to play a pivotal role in the upbringing of their girls.. make
them understand that friendly strangers like lift operators and
drivers/attenders of school buses are not to be trusted completely
,escort them wherever they go and also monitor their mood swings..The
child should confide in her mother completely and the moms should be
ever willing to listen to all that their daughters have to say. A strong
bond of trust and confidence should exist between the mother &
Girls need to be taught right from a very tender age the ways to cope up
with pressure from all walks and how to handle issues without wilting.
Determination and courage to face challenges is a must.They must be
trained to accept a "NO" for an answer where needed and clearly taught
that there may be children more talented than them and they should be
prepared to accept victory or failure with a balanced mind and strive to
improve themselves to face stiff competition.This attitude can help to
avert extremes like teen suicide which is prevalent these days.
of strict laws enforcing marriage only after the age of 18,child
marriages are still thriving and flourishing in rural india.The
increased rate of teen pregnancy is a source of concern.
A strong foundation laid in the formative stage of life moulds the woman
of substance who can withstand the toughest of situations and emerge a
clear winner in the years to come.
Making a difference to the society... A few
women have inspired me by their noble gesture in improving the quality
of life of girls in need:
A College girl in my neighbourhood who conducts tuition classes for free
to the primary school girls of illiterate parents.
A friend of mine who adopted an infant girl inspite of being the
biological mother of a 3 yr old son.
An acquaintance, a spinster by choice is raising a physically challenged
We have hope..lets' do our bit to bring a smile on the faces of the deserving children.
MY SWEET DAUGHTER- SAI MEGHANA