Yes, you read that right. Historically speaking, each time a newborn entered this world & happened to be a girl, it was considered unfortunate for the family. Or simply an obligation that would go only after she got married!
With the passage of time, “Sorry” has now been transformed to “Congratulations” and “Unfortunate” to “Fortunate”. Though the transformation is still to happen in many remote locations,yet, looking at the bigger picture, it is a tremendous one!
“Mubarakan! Kudi hoyi hai” – Families today proudly announce & embrace the arrival of baby girls, which at some point used to be just for boys! The world is transforming & so are the mindsets of people.
Society plays an utmost role in development of Women, apart from Women herself! There were times when couples were allowed to detect gender of their baby, thus a major cause for female foeticides. Thanks to the Law passed in 2003 to ban all such measures. Not just this, even various schemes today are launched by the Government focusing more on educating and empowering women.
Women today are breaking all stereotypes and flying high. Who would not want to have a daughter when you have great examples like Kiran Bedi (Police Officer), Indra Nooyi, Chandra Kochhar (CEOs), Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu (Badminton champs) or Sakshi Malik (once a male dominated sport – Wrestling). Women driving Metros! What more? And the List goes on today. You have a woman leading probably all fields one can think of! This reminds me of what Michelle Obama said,”No country can every truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women.”
Women today play multiple roles and with utmost efficiency. Being a Professional, Wife, Mother and a Homemaker at the same time is easy said than done. Yet she gives her best in managing it all.
“Whatever you give a woman, she’s going to Multiply. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home.If you give her groceries,she’ll give you a meal.If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.So – if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of shit!”. Isn’t it? I am sure many of us will agree to this, even to the last bit.(Wink)
It’s time we realise that “A Naari is no more Abla” & how indispensable it is to give them Power & Equality as Men. It’s time to have faith in their capabilities and see them fly high.
To conclude, I recently read Chetan Bhagat’s (herein referred as “CB” ) new piece – One Indian Girl. I completed the same in less than 2 days!Not because I am a CB fan but simply not wanting to spend so much time on his books! If you know what I mean. But this one has something really special to say. I would highly recommend Female readers – to see how beautifully this book describes the choice a Woman named “Radhika” made & Male readers – to understand how important it is to give power to Woman, just the way “Brijesh” did . Go & grab it now. It’s worth a read.
PS : No, Chetan hasn’t even paid me a penny to help sell his book. Alas!