Daughter’s Day India 2019: Let’s Empower our girls for a Bright Future

Ankit Kumar
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Daughter’s Day India 2019: Make her feel special, she deserves it


Daughter’s Day India 2019- 22nd September is being celebrated as the Daughter’s Day in India this year. Usually, Daughters’ Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September. Various countries celebrate their National Daughters’ Day on different dates.  World Daughter’s Day is celebrated on 28th September.

Just the way celebrations are held to value the importance of mothers and fathers through Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Daughter’s Day is celebrated to value the daughters. It is celebrated to let them know how precious they are to their family.

Talking about India there has been a certain stigma attached to the girl child in India for centuries. Big cities are slowly moving on and this stigma is fading away. But if we look at rural India, we have a long way to go. Daughters are often considered a liability despite the fact that they are giving tough competition to men in every field.

Daughter’s Day Was first celebrated to erase the stigma of being a girl. It is often seen in developing nations. Notably, in some middle east countries, daughters are not independent to go to school or get any kind of basic education. They are considered as a burden, on account of cultural practices like dowry in India. In developed countries, this day is the pure celebration of the joy an individual gets from having daughters in their life.

Take your little girl for dinner, or gift her something.

There is no clarity on how Daughter’s Day came into existence, so the best way to celebrate this day is to treat your girl with whatever she likes. Wait not just on this day! Treat your little girl well throughout her life. However, you can take her to favourite restaurants of her for a nice dinner, amusement parks, Disneyland, movie or someplace she likes or gift her something on this special occasion.

It is said that the son is a son until he gets married but a daughter is a daughter, all her life.. Listen to her problems, don’t invade her personal space.  Treat her equally like your son and she will never feel alone or less-valued. There should be no discrimination between the son and daughter no matter what society says.

Girls are associated as a burden on the family

In India, we have associated girls as a burden on the family, mostly due to the dowry system. The government may have banned dowry and made strict laws against practising the dowry system, but in rural areas of North India, it is still practised. The sad part is, people, take pride in saying that my son got this amount in marriage as dowry and society applauds it. Society even ridicules those who don’t take dowry in some rural areas of Bihar, UP, Rajasthan, Haryana.

The daughter doesn’t take birth alone, a burden of her marriage takes birth with the innocent girl too. The father doesn’t only have to protect his little girl till her marriage but also deal with unsocial elements. These unsocial elements are those people who ask the father to raise her child with foundation and shyness.. However, society is changing and society is giving equal opportunities to girls but there is a long way to go

According to the 2011 Census data, there is only 868 girl child for every 1000 boy child in so-called educated and literate Delhi.  In Haryana, there is only 834 girl child, 846 in Punjab, 862 in Jammu and Kashmir, 875 in Sikkim, 888 in Rajasthan, 919 in Bihar, 902 in UP, and so on.  The best child sex ratio was found in Arunachal Pradesh which had 972 girls for every 1000 boys. It is then followed by Mizoram (970), Meghalaya (970), Kerala (966) and Assam (962).

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On this Daughter’s Day, Pledge not to discriminate between a girl and a boy

Let’s take a pledge on this Daughter’s Day to right the wrong and stop discriminating between a girl child and boy child. Let’s teach our kids that women and men are equal. We know you would be thinking that you don’t discriminate, think twice, Do You really don’t discriminate? Even though you don’t discriminate but witness it happening in other homes and don’t raise a voice, then that is also encouraging the discriminating practice.

Apart from learning how to spell ‘Howdy’, let’s learn something good from the west. There is absolutely no discrimination between the two children there. This might be one of the reasons that males out there don’t think girls as an object. This might be the reason heinous crimes against women are less in those countries than ours.

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