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I hope this situation for girls may change soon but till then we the parents should not treat them as burden but as a responsibility to make them efficient and strong so that our little birds learn to spread their wings and fly high and high in the sky.
Although it’s not true in every case but in India, the condition of a girl child is very miserable. Some people don’t want a girl child, as they wish for a boy and kill them in their mother’s womb. Some people unwillingly accept the girl child but treat them as garbage by not giving them proper education as they feel by having girl child they are having the burden of marrying them by arranging huge dowry. Dowry is another social evil prevailing in our society but I will discuss it in another article.
I am also the mother of a daughter. Her name is Aishani. She is 4 years of age. I am really reliving my childhood in face of my daughter. I enjoy playing with her, teaching her, answering her stupid and sometimes curious questions. Since her birth I have never felt that I have had a burden. I love her to the core of my heart and as I have brought her into this world, it’s my responsibility to make her capable of facing this world and to be with her in every good and bad situation.
I am giving her the best education I can. Besides schooling I work on her dancing and singing skills which she is very fond of just like her parents. After some more time I will work on her physical strength by providing her martial arts training. In this way I will work on her overall personality and try to make her a successful, strong, capable and genuine girl.
By this article, I am not trying to tell my story but I want everyone to know that being a parent of a daughter is not a curse or burden but a responsibility to make her able to face this brutal world. When it’s not easy to change the world, it’s better to change ourselves for facing this world. I hope this situation for girls may change soon but till then we the parents should not treat them as burden but as a responsibility to make them efficient and strong so that our little birds learn to spread their wings and fly high and high in the sky.
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