Monday, 25 December 2017

Importance of SHE : She walks, She inspires, She leads

Article by : Mr. Harsh Bansal, Student Batch 2017–19, Calcutta Business School

India is my country, my motherland (Bharat Mata). I love it and I am proud of it. Everyone says this thing but do they really mean it? It is doubtful. This doubt arose in my mind due to a conversation between 2 ladies who were upset because in their family a baby-girl was born. After seeing their expression I was shocked. On one side people says Bharat Mata ki Jai and on another side they say girl child is a liability.

India is the land of Traditions, Conceptions, Misconceptions and a lot more. Here there is a common misconception among many families that the Girl Child is a liability or a punishment or a curse to the family.

God has given life to nature and human being. Each and every birth of life brings happiness in surroundings then it may be birth of human or animal or environment. Child is a gift of God and only some human are blessed with it. Then either a baby girl or a baby boy S/he should be welcomed with a lot of happiness.

India is a religious nation which too much believes in God. Lakshmi Maa - the goddess of wealth, Saraswati Maa - the goddess of education and Durga Maa - the killer of evil. In India where on one side a girl child is considered as Goddess Lakshmi but on the other side it is considered as a liability or as a curse to the family. There is a lot of misconception in people that a girl is a liability to the family. When we worship a goddess with high respect and devotion then we should be happy at the time of birth of the baby girl.

Times waits for no one. Times have changed, we are moving into a new era, where we are achieving and developing drastically. But the only thing that remains the same is the way daughters are looked down upon in the society. Women are always considered to be inferior to men. She is always looked down upon, while the son of the house is considered to be the asset or gift or treasure or diamond for the family.

A girl has to face many challenges in her life starting from she has to bear the pointing fingers of society which are always ready to degrade her moral and image. She has to listen the scolding of her family and relatives for one or the other reason. Then next is she may have to sacrifice her studies due to low income of family as girl child’s education is not considered important because after marriage they have the job of becoming house wife.

I considered Dowry as one of the many causes for exploitation of women. Dowry custom has been a curse in Indian society. It has proved to be a greatest curse for the poor classes of India. Sometimes the girls commit suicide when their in-laws persecute them to bring more and more money from their parents. Sometimes the greedy husbands along with their parents also kill their wives, when they are not given huge dowry. From the birth till death girl only sacrifices & suffers pain.

Today we are in 21st century; girls are progressing in each and every field. We have so many examples where women have proved that if they are given an opportunity they are no less than any man. Kalpana Chawla, Saniya Mirza, Siana Nehwal, Phogat Sisters, Mary Kom, Pratibha Patil, P.T Usha, Kiran Bedi, and many more. The list will be endless of the girls who have proved their mettle in their respective arena. Girls are equally talented and if compared in many fields much better, superior and well ahead of men. Women are treated equally with men. Now women are free and are liberated from their ancient roles as housewives.

However in some places thousands of females are dehumanized by whoredom and therefore the trafficking of girls and youngsters. It exploits and violates the rights of girls within the developing world. Sexual exploitation, which incorporates sex commercial enterprise, temporary marriages, and sexual violence like rape and sexual harassment, has increased throughout the twenty first century and has become a huge concern. It has been rightly said that the condition of a nation can be judged by looking at the status of its woman.

As people say God could not be everywhere so he created women to play his different roles in form of your mother, sister, daughter, wife or a friend. So that's why she holds multiple avatars. Respect her and love her that is what just she needs from you nothing else.

Many people think Girl Child is a boon or blessing to them but many still think that she is a curse to them or their family. But they have proved that they are equal in every sphere of life and have reached the skies of success. Today is the high time we should raise our voice against the evil misconception that are against the girl child. Our little contribution will support to save a girl child. And make her feel that she is a boon, not a curse to the society and realize their family the importance of her.

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