Amrik Singh and Amandeep Kaur, residents of Kot Harnam Das in the Amritsar area, decided to celebrate the birth of their daughter with much fanfare, setting an example for two men who were unhappy because their wives had delivered girls.
In a maternity ward in Amritsar, Amrik Singh rejoiced along with his wife Amandeep as they gazed dotingly at the new addition to their family – a healthy baby girl.
But Amrik could not help but notice two men in another corner of the ward, looking grief-stricken and berating their wives for giving them daughters.
The 31-year-old father of two was shocked by what he witnessed.
“Their displeasure was not only visible on their faces but also on their expressions and general behaviour which really hurt me and wondering how the mothers would be feeling on reaction of their husbands and in laws,” he told Times of India.
Amrik then discussed what he had seen with his wife and the two of them decided to have a celebration for the birth of their newborn girl. They also decided to invite the two fathers who were looking so dejected, in the hope it would help change their mindset.
“I immediately asked for dholis, got my car decorated with flowers, asked my family to decorate the home and invited my friends and relatives in hospital,” he said.
The family left the hospital in a procession in the car and once they got home everyone rejoiced, danced and cut a cake in celebration.