National Girl Child Day fills me with immense hope that more number of people are being aware of the fact that a daughter is not a liability, that whether one has a son or a daughter it doesn’t make a difference, and that it is a crime to kill a child in the womb, or leaving it in a trash can to die just because it’s a GIRL.
A study reveals that more Indians are desiring at least one girl child. This gives every unborn girl the hope and chance to live a life, to prove her mettle, and achieve her dreams. Each one of us must at least give our daughters the chance to spread their wings and fly, you never know when they can conquer the world and touch the sky.Give your girl child a chance to fly, you'll never know when she conquers the world and touches the sky. Click To Tweet
We would never have felt proud of Kalpana Chawla, Indira Nooyi, Sheryl Sandberg, Mithali Raj, and Manushi Chillar if their parents would have thought of killing a girl child.
I too am a mother of a girl child and I feel so, so proud and blessed for it. I pray for my daughter and for every girl in the world to be blessed with everything they deserve to make their mark in the world.
Our country is sprouting with umpteen numbers of opportunities for girl child giving them opportunities where the sky is the limit. Whether it is Sakshi Malik in wrestling or Mithali Raj in cricket, India is accepting girls to step up even in the male-dominated fields.
And my heart swells with pride when I see girls/women shining on the global front, making not just their parents and the country, but every mother of a daughter proud.
But, I fear. I am scared. I feel helpless. Why?
Because each and every girl child saved in our country is and will always feel unsafe!
A mother can save her child in her womb. A father can vow to protect his girl. But, can they really save their girl child from the fangs of the vultures lurking outside waiting to attack their prey the moment it steps out of its nest?
How will I or as a matter of fact any parent save their girl child from the wild animals who are ready to tear her apart, leave her in pieces after their business, shattered and traumatized for her entire life mentally and physically? Because we are living with monsters and not humans.
I respect and applaud our PM’s initiative of ‘Beti Bachao. Beti Padhao.’ It was about time the country needed a strong voice to make it realize the crime it has been committing for decades and generations. And I sincerely hope that people genuinely take pride in their daughters as they take in the sons. I hope people see their girl child as they look up to the Goddesses they worship with all their might and heart.
But, no matter what I say, what I believe, being a mother of a girl child I cannot brush away this fear each time I read news on dowry, sexual abuse, molestation, harassment, kidnapping, and rape. There is not one day which goes by without hearing such news.
I understand that government and the police are doing their job. In fact, the police have become extremely agile in hunting down these monsters.
Yet, my fear remains intact. Why is all this rising? Why is there no fear of the law or God in people today? Why has their conscience died? Why do they think they can roam around freely to attack another prey, another girl child?
If the monsters continue to breed like this I would rather kill my girl child in my womb than bring her to the world and get eaten and killed brutally by the wild vultures.