24th January, a date that is special every year. This celebrates the entity of every girl child across India. The prime motive of National Girl Child Day is to offer optimum respect, support, and faith in girls all over the country. Also, the celebration serves its purpose to point on bullying and unhealthy discrimination towards girls. The celebration first occurred in 2008.
Since that day, people celebrate it in the form of an occasion to raise awareness about the rights of girls.
According to many types of research, girls and women in India have been facing violence, differentiation, chauvinism. Especially, in the past few decades, crimes like Acid throwing, child marriage, family violence, Dowry, Child Marriage, and gender-selective abortions, Forced marriages, Superstition accusations Attack, and rape have swung high levels.
Therefore National Girl Child Day tries to raise awareness regarding these situations. Also, it is a day to talk about the problems Indian girls face in their day-to-day lives.
The irony of the celebration is people might give long speeches and offer their support to girls for the day. Nonetheless, India is one of the most unsafe countries for girls and women. How couldn’t it be when our Supreme Political Leaders consider it fine? In India, a parent is not allowed to know the gender of their unborn baby. Why? We clearly know it is a result of forced abortion when it is a girl child.
Another bitter truth of our country is when a girl is harassed or raped, and the news leaks among the public, people search it on Google, YouTube, Twitter, News Websites, and Famous Porn Sites. Further, criticism for both sides take place as for the age of News. Later, girls suffer and people forget.
Let us take the concept to another side, we have plenty of powerful women speakers like Kiran Bedi and Sudha Chandran and Feminists like Twinkle Khanna, Tisca Chopra, Saloni Chopra. These women bear the flag of campaigns for FEMINISM. Well, as far as my observation says, I feel sorry but most of them are not even close to the objective of Feminism. I belong to a common Indian family, I am aware of the most common and yet toughest things a girl has to go through. Therefore, I know what an Indian girl and an Indian woman want and deserve on National Girl Child Day and on every other day.
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