“According to census data, the child sex Ratio (0-6 years) in India was 927 girls per 1,000 boys in 2001, which dropped drastically to 918 girls for every 1,000 boys in 2011. A 2012 UNICEF report ranked India 41st among 195 countries.” Res
The dark clouds of female foeticide, sati and sex discrimination found circulating above the Indian- subcontinent since the rule of monarchs and warriors was partly eradicated during the pre- independence era.
It’s such a shame that a country with well developed outlook in technology, space, travel and art still treats the feminine crowd with disrespect and insolence. This country has to learn a lot from the great writers, philosophers, poets and politicians who lived in a pre- modernistic society than ours but walked in the lucid path of respecting women and their necessities.
Female foeticide is a matter of deep shame & a cause of great concern. Lets work together to remove this menace from society.—
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 11, 2014
With those thoughtful words coming from the Prime Minister himself, the urgent need to start coping with the lack of understanding in creating an equal atmosphere between both the genders is well understood. As we celebrate the achievement of women in all the fields, it’s time to look back and see where we can improvise ourselves to make this country a better place for them to live. Killing those blameless little girl fetuses before birth can be the most scrutinizing blunder any one can do and they ought to be punished severely.
“Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” Res
Keeping these issues in mind, the Indian Government has brought the revolutionary idea of honoring every girl child born in the country. The norms of this extraordinary scheme, “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” aim in ensuring the recognition of a girl child in the society and proper education to every one of them. It also serves to improve the quality and environment of the female sector in our country.
“Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) along with ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ (BBB) will be officially launched on 22nd January, 2015. These schemes will be introduced by our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” Res
The Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) is also a very special scheme initiated by the Indian government that proves to stabilize the economical imbalance in growing a female child and fulfilling her dreams. It includes an account opened in the name of the girl till she’s 18 and depositing money every year with a threshold deposit amount and a withdrawal option for the child’s higher education and marriage purposes only after the age of 18.