Families in Haryana Are Getting Republic Day Invites in Their Daughters’ Names. Here’s Why.
Families with infant girls in Haryana are receiving a special invitation for Republic Day celebrations this year. The Haryana Education Department has sent invitations to over two lakh such families to attend the Republic Day events being conducted in their localities. And all the invitations are addressed in the name of the girl child.
Families with infant girls in Haryana are receiving a special invitation for Republic Day celebrations this year. The Haryana Education Department has sent invitations to over two lakh such families to attend the Republic Day events being conducted in their localities.
These invites are special for two reasons – they are addressed in the name of the girl children, and the families will be seated in the front row during the events.
IIT Madras Offers Free Online Course For Engineers: Here's How You Can Earn a Certificate
IIT Madras is offering a free online course for engineers on data science via the SWAYAM portal. Read on to know more about duration, syllabus and how to get a certificate.Read more >
Picture for representation only. Source: ram reddy/Flickr
The events will be conducted in the schools of different villages. The families with infant girls were identified with the help of local schools, by looking into the data of children born between January and December last year.
In addition to this, flag hoisting during the event in every village will be done by the most educated girl in the village, and she will become a member of the school management committee for a year.
“We wanted to make the parents feel that it was because of their daughters that they were receiving respect. We want the perception about the girl child to change,” an official of the Education Department told The Indian Express.
According to 2011 Census, the sex ratio in Haryana is 879, which is much below the national average of 940. According to the report, 12 districts of Haryana are among the 100 worst selected places under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme.
The state is taking this step with the view of giving girls a place of pride and respect in society, thereby making the families understand their value.
Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: email@example.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@thebetterindia).
This story made me
Tell Us More
IAS Coaching Centre Fined Rs 5 Lakh for Misleading Ads With Toppers: Red Flags You Should Check For
Searching for the best UPSC coaching institute? The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has just imposed a fine of Rs 5 Lakh on Khan Study Group (KSG) for misleading ads with IAS toppers.Read more >