The Greatest Gift

Hardik Nagar Social Responsibility

We Indians call our nation mother India and are great devotees of Mother Goddess in various manifestations.
But is this devotion and respect for the country limited to only a few words or do well actually implement these values. No, we all are openly playing a double standard game with our country. One way we say mother India and the other way we are continuously destroying the valuable gift of nature, a girl child.

Latest inventions in medical field of gender detection have allowed the rate of female foeticide increase in India. Still there are mother who desires to have abortion if the ultrasound test detects a girl child. But wait a moment…what can you see in the ultrasound test? Ten tiny fingers, ten tiny toes, innocent face, ready to come out and feel the beauty of nature and love of mother. When you close your eyes and you will hear a sweet voice from within, ‘Mamma’. Will you still abort your unborn girl child? No, you can’t be so cruel, at least not to someone who is a part of you.

Becoming a mother is the greatest gift of God. Treasure this gift whether you have a baby boy or baby girl. Boys and girls are like two hand human body. In the absence of the one the other is incomplete. This is the time to take an initiative to apply brake on the undesirable practice of girl discrimination. Girls must enjoy the right to birth, right to freedom, and right to education. Girls are biologically stronger than boys and must receive adequate nutrition, health care facilities and education. They must be given opportunities to explore themselves and prove their capabilities. As mothers, they are responsible for imparting values, cultural beliefs and manners in their children. Hence, they must be educated spiritually, emotionally and intellectually.

Women are the backbone of society to bring in strength, harmony, cooperation, humanity and eventually transforming the society into a compassionate and peaceful place to live in.

Every child requires nourishment and wise guidance in the early age. During this stage, a woman helps her child induce the best of good things in life. Lack of education will not only harm the individual development of a child but whole of the community and nation. Western education has enlightened our people in many ways. Shouting against injustice on woman is one of them. Our government has made primary education compulsory and free for all children. Unfortunately, the idea of equalities between a boys and girls has not yet taken the sound footing is most of our formalities. There are two ways to deal with this issue, the very first way is to find those people and give them such an extreme punishment that other should be dread from even thinking about it. And another way is that we must realize importance of girl child in our society.

Rules and regulations must be adopted to improve the status of woman in every state and furthermore result in an overall development of the country. Just try to take a step forward and work for the betterment of girl’s status and the overall development of the country.

Crimes against women in India such as rape, dowry deaths, abduction and molestation increased by 26.7 percent in 2013 compared to 2012. Don’t just ignore the injustice against women happening before you, try to tackle the injustice. Falling female to male ratios just means that human race will become extinct. Help make the world a gender-equal space.