• Why this discussion?
• History of INDIA
• Various statistics
• Various fields in which women succeeded
• Government’s role
Why This discussion?
• India has made enormous progress in every sphere .Yet ,Indian
mentality towards a girl child hasn’t changed much.
• India’s child sex ratio (CSR) has been steadily declining for
decades and, according to the Census of 2011, has reached 914
girls for every 1,000 boys (0 to 6 years).
• In India, there are over 200 million illiterate women and 75
million malnourished children of which 75% are girls .
1.Menace of dowry
2.Fear of loss of face in local community
3.Desire to keep the wealth with in the family, through sons
4.Fear of dependence of the girl on the family, for life
5.Attempt to control family size
6.Wish to appease Gods in times of crisis
We think female foeticide usually happens in
illiterate and poor families .But think again, because we are
wrong .A recent survey revealed that Delhi ,the national capital
of India which houses wealthy and highly educated people has
only 870 girls per every 1000 males which proves that even
the elite class is biased in its preference.
Is it Fate to women?
Tradition such as Sati, Jauhar, Devadasi and Child
marriage have been banned but still found in most parts of
Widow was immolated alive on her husband funeral pyre
Voluntary immolative of all wives and daughter of defeated
Purdah is the practice among some communities of
requiring women to cover their bodies so as to cover their
skin and conceal their form.
Devadasi is a religious practice in some parts of southern
India, in which women are "married" to a deity or temple.
History of India
During the British Raj, many reformers such as Ram Mohan
Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Jyotirao Phule etc. fought
for the upliftment of women.
Peary Charan Sarkar, a former student of Hindu
College, Calcutta and a member of "Young Bengal" set up the
first free school for girls in India in 1847 in Barasat, a suburb
of Calcutta (later the school was named Kalikrishna Girls'
Raja Rammohan Roy's efforts led to the abolition of the Sati
practice under Governor-General William Cavendish-Bentinck
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's crusade for the improvement in
condition of widows led to the Widow Remarriage Act of 1856
Don`t under estimate them!
Generally many of people commonly think that
women are good for nothing and the saying “Arrey , ladki hai
yeh kya karegi “ is quite popular . But when we observe from
Indian Rebellion of 1857 up to now women had proved that
they are equal to men in all aspects and became successful in
all fields. Some of the fields are given in which women
<Various fields in which women succeeded>
What should we do?
A determined drive to aware the general public about the
importance of bringing up the girl child and giving her equal
status .Media can play a big role in this.
Stringent measures to curb selective abortions and dowry
deaths and the practice of taking dowry .
Being a parent, they should treat their kids equally and lay
equal emphasis their health and education. and finally last but
not the least a little amount of care , a handful of warmth , a
heart full of love for a girl child can make a difference .
What government should
do? Strict rules should be allotted to the doctors in view of Female
Punishment should be given for death of a girl child even if
they are her parents
Protecting the girl child should be one of their scheme
Ultra scan test should be banned all over INDIA