My Cause – Education of a Girl Child
Parents and especially mothers and later on wife becomes the focal point of the family. The upbringing of children, the values all comes from this formative school before children go to a formal school. Every mother instinctively instills a right sense of value. However, when not literate they are not able to catch on to changing times and often rely on the father or on others to give inputs and is never easy. When we educate them then this big role that they play of parenting and of being the sutradhaar of a household is many times and manifold enhanced and she becomes a bigger contributor. This is only in the sphere of parenting. When she is educated, she can be as good as man in many areas and can work shoulder to shoulder.
Free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 6 and 14 is a fundamental right of citizens under the Constitution of India. Yet, the state of education of children in India, especially girls, is far from ‘free’ as the right appears to guarantee. In the Population Census of 2011 it was revealed that the population ratio in India 2011 is 940 females per 1000 of males. We still find that due to some reason or the other the girl child is deprived the right to education. The mindsets remain fixed when it comes to education especially if it’s a girl. In rural areas people don’t want to send to their children especially girls to school, as they think educating a girl is a waste of time and money. They feel that raising girls is like watering someone else’s lawn – paraya dhan. From the start, girl children are seen as a burden rather than blessings, bearers of exorbitant dowries, who will eventually move into the homes of their husbands. So why spend money and send a girl to school. They say that the proper sphere of girls is the home. So, they argue that the money spent on girl’s education is wasted. Instead they are forced to help the mother in the household chores and taking care of the siblings
Some of the parents do not have any sources of income to send their children for study in the school as they have not money for good health and proper food. If a family has to choose between educating a son or a daughter because of financial restrictions, typically the son will be chosen. Also negative parental attitudes towards educating girls can also be a barrier to her education.
On the contrary, many parents view educating sons as an investment because the sons will be responsible for caring for aging parents. So on the whole mostly in rural areas people have fixed mindset when it comes to educating girl child.
On the other hand, parents may see the education of daughters a waste of money as daughters will eventually live with their husbands’ families, and the parents will not benefit directly from their education. In addition, daughters with higher levels of education will likely have higher dowry expenses, as they will want a comparably educated husband.
As a father of 2 sons, I am drawn more towards the girl child…..
There was a time when people thought that it was not necessary to educate girls. Now we have begun to realize that girls’ education is essential. Also people did not feel the necessity to educate girls. Now we have begun to realize that girls’ education is essential. Women are equal to men in all spheres of life. This view is wrong, because girl’s education can bring about a silent resolution in the society. By sending a girl to school, she is far more likely to ensure that her children also receive an education. As many claim, investing in a girl’s education is investing in a nation.
Girls also improve their dignity for make the healthy and happy family, and they also prove that they are better than boys. Girls also show that they are always with their family in every walk of life. Girls can do everything when they educated.
Girls’ education is necessary for making the homes a happy place. A man’s life blossom he is blessed with well-educated women as wife and mother. Educated girls can brighten the future of their country by the good upbringing of their children. Education gives a woman freedom of thought. It broadens her outlook and makes her aware of her duties and responsibilities.
There was a time when girl’s education was only for some household use. But nowadays it becomes essential in the improvement of role and status of women. There should not be any comparison among the boys and girls education. They should have the education which is the rights of the girls. Consequently, they are essential for the developing country.
Education empowers a girl to become economically independent. They will be able to stand up for their rights. Empowerment of girls and women is necessary to fight against the problem of gender-inequality. Education is the Key, with a really good education, you have a much broader view of the world. Well educated people can seek help for themselves. They can help other. The education of the girl child has the ability of bringing socio-economic changes.
The girl child education is not only my cause or a corporate cause but a National cause with the Prime Minister taking up the on behalf of the society with a cry Beti Bachao Beti Padhao andolan. This is a social campaign of the Government of India that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls. Similarly Nanhi Kali is trying to do is not only giving them a right to education but a right to life. This is a good support for Nanhi Kali however a lot needs to be done at the ground level in terms of micro actions which will lead to macro results and bring girls to the rightful place. This is not charity but writing