It’s 2016 and still, people in India discriminate between girls and boys in our society. It is a sad truth for daughters of India and it breaks my heart to see girl child going through all this. Although things are changing, there is a need for a bigger change. Especially in the rural areas where a girl child is not allowed to even go to school.
It gives rise to various questions-
Why should they not go to school?
Is education not as important for them as much it is for boys?
Why do you think they are any lesser than boys?
Why are girls in India still missing out on education?
There are different answers to these questions according to me-
- Due to our existing social culture.
- Because too many of us still hold the notions that women are lower than men.
- Due to our government that will not do enough for the education of our girl child.
- Due to the difficulties we force our girls to face even to join in school
- Because of the thinking of fathers of our girls that girls should not receive education as it might give them wrong ‘ideas’ like ‘they are equal to boys.’
- And now I think instead of blindly accepting these reasons, let’s think about – how we can ensure that our girls get their rights to a better life than they presently have.
NANHI KALI INITIATIVE
I saw an ad of “Nanhi Kali” on TV a few days back and wanted to write about daughters of India. Tomorrow is daughter’s day and what can be a better occasion than daughter’s day to write about it. Many girls want to be boys, and you know why? See this video to know the reason-
I went to their website to know more about it. Project Nanhi Kali was initiated in 1996 by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) with the aim of providing primary education to underprivileged girl children in India. They are working with 190 NGO’S and providing support since 2005. Nestle India is also supporting this cause.
My first step towards this initiative is this blog and will try to help them as much as I can through my writings and be spreading a word through other channels.
Read more about Nanhi Kali and support our daughters as your support matters a lot for them.
Follow this link to know more about Nanhi kali initiative for the girl child.
Linking it to WriteTribe #FridayReflections under prompt “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
Images and data courtesy – http://www.nanhikali.org/
September 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm
more and more people should be aware
September 24, 2016 at 8:35 pm
Yes Mahek..Thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 24, 2016 at 11:27 pm
education is the most important thing in life – daughter or not. It also doesn’t necessarily need to be in one mould. Knowledge is power
September 24, 2016 at 11:40 pm
Agree Tina..but this one is about girls in rural areas who don’t have privilege of education..hoping for a change ..thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 25, 2016 at 8:29 am
I saw this ad on TV and it was heartbreaking. The girl child cause is the one I feel the strongest about . If we are giving her education , we are helping her build a life for herself on her own. thats such a precious gift.
So heartening to see you giving voice this imp issue.
September 25, 2016 at 9:35 am
I also felt the same and at least by sharing about it ..we can lend our voice to the good cause..Thanks for stopping by Chandni and sharing your views 🙂
September 25, 2016 at 3:15 pm
Study throughout life .Not just for a degree but for doing your best and having a blast. Only education and action can help you reach pinnacles.The girl child when given a chance can shine the brightest. Look at this beautiful blog .Made by a multitalent ed woman who makes 24 hours look like a year.
September 25, 2016 at 3:33 pm
Amrita..You are too kind. Agree with you..education is the most important thing which can make a girl child do wonders. I am glad you liked it..Thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm
Education, women and girl child are few topics that I strong opinions on and always look out to voice out and help. Education is one of the most important aspect in any human’s life, it is a right and one never should be deprived of it. It is so good to see you write and share this. Thank you. 🙂
September 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm
Good to know that Ramya and glad you liked it..thanks for reading 🙂
September 25, 2016 at 5:15 pm
Nice post, I hope more and more people are aware of the situation. Nestle’s ad was touching.
September 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm
Thanks Atul for stopping by 🙂
September 25, 2016 at 6:03 pm
It makes me sad that girls and women are still treated this way. Education should be available to everyone. Good on you for raising awareness. Visiting via #FridayReflections
September 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm
Yes Ness..its is really sad..thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 25, 2016 at 11:46 pm
My maid was telling me the other day of how she was good at her studies,in fact much better than her brothers, but because her brother got married and her mother and sister in law used to go to the fields to work, she had to drop out of school to take care of her brother’s kids. She regrets not finishing her education till today, even though she is now a mother of a college going son.
September 26, 2016 at 12:48 am
This is the sad part about our country and various reasons due to which girls cant study. Really need a good awareness for this. Dont know what it will happen..Thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 26, 2016 at 12:11 am
I think Education is the birthright many children are denied but girls, especially. The ad was touching and your post, thought provoking. Do check out my post on the same.
September 26, 2016 at 12:49 am
I came t know about it only through this ad..It really touched me ..so wanted to write about it ..thanks for stopping by ..will surely read your post 🙂
September 26, 2016 at 12:54 am
Just realised I have already read your post..good one 🙂
September 26, 2016 at 12:16 am
Beautiful writing piece wish this message should reach every sphere of india
September 26, 2016 at 12:56 am
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 26, 2016 at 1:00 am
This post should reach many people and I hope people read this and not stop girls from having education.
September 26, 2016 at 8:28 am
Yes Rohan..It should reach but the problem is HOW..it’s a good cause by Nanhi kali..hopefully we can see some change..Thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 26, 2016 at 1:40 am
Wonderful initiative by Nestle. More companies should come forward with missions like this…. 🙂
September 26, 2016 at 8:29 am
Agree..thanks for stopping by Maniparna 🙂
September 26, 2016 at 1:02 pm
Only education can take a country forward and nothing else. If a women is educated, her whole family gets benefited in all terms. Great initiative.
September 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm
Agree..thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 26, 2016 at 1:47 pm
Womens education is important.Even if they enroll in school,many a times they are not able to continue higher studies. due to family pressure and responsbilities.
September 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm
Thanks for stopping by Subha 🙂
September 26, 2016 at 7:15 pm
“When you educate a man, you educate an individual and when you educate a woman, you educate an entire family.” This declaration is multi faceted—an educated woman has the self confidence, skills as well as intelligence to understand the need to be a better daughter, sister, wife and mother and make a progressive family. Education is the only tool with which a girl or a woman can empower herself and eventually her family. Only a handful of people have actually realized the importance of educating a girl. Though not a direct cause, the infamous dowry system is also another barrier in girl child education. Families often think of a girl as a burden and often want to save the money for their dowry rather than spending it on her education. A girl is no less than a boy; if anything, they are all the more diligent, hardworking and consistent in their effort towards anything. A girl should be educated in order to ensure a better life for herself. If she is empowered she would be in a condition to add on the income of the family, and raising the living condition of her family.
September 26, 2016 at 10:19 pm
Agree with you on all the points Romila..thanks a lot for reading and sharing your thoughts 🙂
September 27, 2016 at 7:21 am
“When you educate a man, you educate an individual and when you educate a woman, you educate an entire family.” Good to see you support this initiative. Nestle’s ad is heart touching.
September 27, 2016 at 10:08 am
Agree..thanks for reading Rashmi 🙂
September 28, 2016 at 4:36 pm
This is really a wonderful initiative by Nestle! We often hear that things have changed a lot in recent times but still there is a lot yet to be done for girl-child education system. Glad you shared this post, Deepa! 🙂
September 28, 2016 at 6:21 pm
I really wanted to write about it..Dont know when things will change..Thanks for dropping by Saumy 🙂
September 29, 2016 at 3:41 am
Life is nothing without education. And in the world of today where things like ‘Sharing the load’ and equality are the buzzwords, lack of education for girls is something which should be more in the past than in the future. In this aspect, initiatives like the Nanhi Kali supported by Nestle are a step in the right direction.
September 29, 2016 at 8:20 am
Education is the key to many problems which are prevailing In India. Hoping for a change..Thanks for stopping by !