In India girls were never treated as blessings, since ancient times girl child was more like a curse to Indian society. People used to distribute sweets on birth of a son whereas the daughter was like a extra luggage in family. Time changed, so does our society. But still somehow the concept haven’t entirely changed. Still some parents stop their daughters from persuing their dreams and want to see them married as soon as possible.
Rio 2016 Olympics has come with some inspiring success stories of girls who dared to break the stereotypes and has proven themselves. PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Aditi Ashok not only made our country proud at Rio Olympics, but also set up an example for all the girls & specially for the society. I am no feminist, but this time I’d like to say that ‘Desh ki betiyon ne Desh ki izzat bachali’. No doubt, their coaches have worked hard too. Salute to them as well for watering a bud into a beautiful flower.
If we appreciate what our daughters like to do rather than neglecting them or imposing our wishes ( I.e. society’s wishes) upon them, I am sure India will be one of the most successful and prosperous country in upcoming years. Let our mantra be – “Beti bachao, Beti padhao.” ☺