Humankind’s existence on earth is not possible without the equal participation of both men and women. Just as no car can run with one wheel, similarly, a life-long car cannot run with men only. Both men and women have equal participation in the life cycle. The decreasing number of daughters is a matter of concern for the country.
Women are also as much important as men. Without women, the continuity of humankind is not possible because it is a woman who gives birth to other human beings. Girls have been suffering from many types of crimes in India since ancient times. The biggest sin is female feticide, in which people kill the girl in the mother’s womb after the gender test. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Abhiyan has been launched by the government to end female feticide.
The condition of girls in Indian society has been the subject of controversy for a long time. Most people think that a girl must do household work. She should be inside the home. It has been happening since ancient times.
There is a massive disparity between men and women in our society. They are treated moderately from home to outside the workplace. Women have proved that they are no less than men if they get appropriate opportunities and facilities. But, even after decades of independence, the social respect that women should get has not been achieved.
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is a scheme which means ‘save the girl child’ and educate her. The scheme was launched by the Indian government on 22 January 2015 to create awareness for the girl child and to work towards female welfare.
The people were made aware of the campaign by organizing some activities like big rails, wall writing, TV commercials, hoardings, short animations, video films, essay writing, debates, etc. The campaign has support from many government and non-government institutions.
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme is an important pen to improve the life of daughters of the country and to write the future of our country, which will bring a very safe environment for the coming generations.
This campaign has been greatly encouraged by people from every section of society. There are many houses or families in our community where girls don’t get respect and face discrimination everywhere. Girls do not get the status and respect they deserve in the family.
Girls are also not given the right to keep their side in their own family. Girls are treated like objects, who feel affection, love, and affection, just like a dream. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign’s motive is to eliminate all these evils and to improve the thinking of society.
Female feticide of female feticide – effect on scarcity
Female feticide is a terrible act done through abortion after selective sex testing in hospitals. It has developed in India due to the desire of people to have boys more than girls.
It has seen a decrease in the female infant sex ratio in India to a large extent. Female feticide started after the discovery of ultrasound technology in the country. It has taken the form of a big monster due to gender discrimination and inequality for girls.
It took the form of anxiety when a rapid reduction in the female sex ratio was observed after the 1991 national census. After the 2001 national census, it was discussed as a big social event. Still, the decrease in the female population continued till 2011 when this practice was strictly banned by the government to control the ratio of female infants.
Why is Beti Bachao Abhiyan necessary?
There have been many incidents in this world, which proved women are not only equal to men in every field but are also ahead of them. Out of these, we have discussed some things below –
Girls are getting the first rank in every area, and they do their best in every field. Since 1961 female feticide is a crime and banned to prevent abortions after sex tests. Everyone should follow these rules and make every effort to save the girls.
Girls are more obedient, less violent, and less arrogant than boys. So each one of us should understand our responsibilities towards girls. A girl performs her domestic duties as well as her professional duties in a perfect way that makes them more special than boys.
The government took some significant steps to save and educate girls.
- Training of new women entrepreneurs.
- Community dynamics and sensitization.
- Sexual support participation.
- We are awarding awards and recognition to leading activists and organizations.
- Monitoring of Implementation of Prejudice and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994.
- Increase in institutional deliveries.
- Birth registration of children.
- We are strengthening PNDT cells.
- Establishment of monitoring committees.
- Universal enrollment of girls.
- We are reducing the dropout rate of girls’ studies.
- We are encouraging friendly behavior with girls in schools.
- Enforcement of Right to Education (RTE) Act.
- Separate and clean toilets are being constructed for girls
Purpose of Beti Bachao Abhiyan:
The fundamental objective of this mission is to prevent gender-biased behavior and to ensure the survival and protection of the girl child. This campaign has raised the voice against female feticide. Girls can be given equal rights in this society through this campaign.
We need to act to bring change on things like hatred for daughters, trying to kill them in the womb. We should respect and love her for making a good society and a country. She is an equal participant in the development of the country like boys.
People should not take Beti Bachao Abhiyan as a subject; it is a social awareness issue that we need to take seriously. People should save and respect girls because they have the power to build the whole world. It is equally essential for the development and growth of any country.
Every citizen of India should strive to save the girl child as well as improve their standing in society. Girls should be treated like boys by their parents, and they should be given equal opportunities in all fields.