The patriarchal society we live in has conditioned us to view women as the weaker sex. They are often seen as a liability, which is why most families prefer a male child. Female infanticide is a problem that has plagued our country for decades. Spreading awareness on the importance of having a girl child is the need of the hour. In order to meet this goal, January 24 is celebrated as the National Girl Child Day every year.
The aim is to highlight the inequalities faced by a majority of the girls in the country and also to promote awareness about rights that every girl in India is entitled to. The day also seeks to promote the importance of girl education, health and nutrition. To mark the occasion, several people took to social media to celebrate Girl Child Day and also to raise their voice against female infanticide.
A user with the Twitter handle @Imdineshpurohit wrote, “Saluting the strengths, skills & achievements of the girl child on National Girl Child Day. Protect and promote the rights and interests of our girls,” and another wrote, “Let her live, let her grow with pride, with freedom.”
Here are some more tweets on #NationalGirlChildDay:
— Dinesh Purohit (@Imdineshpurohit) January 24, 2018
#NationalGirlChildDay is celebrated every year on 24th of January.
The purpose of this day is to focus attention on the depleting female to male ratio & take a stand on issues of female foeticide,domestic violence & malnutrition in children.#BetiBachaoBetiPadhao #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/eKVMcGf1Em
— Abhishek Singh 🇮🇳 (@kabhishek744) January 24, 2018
We have to celebrate this day when 5-10 years girls rapes had been stopped and killing girl child in womb itself must be stopped..Sadness is world is developing at every root of its path,bt these are nt getting abolished😒 #NationalGirlChildDay
— Varshini Chowdary😎 (@Varshinigaru) January 24, 2018
Smiling face of every little girl is the signature of God’s presence. #nationalgirlchildday
— Sunil Sharma (@realSunilSharma) January 24, 2018
— Keep Smiling (@upma23) January 24, 2018
🈚A Girl is a flower, not a thorn
Dont kill her b4 she’s born
🈚Let her live,bloom
&Shine like a lovely moon
🈚She can be a Sister,Partner, Mother,Daughtr
also a Teacher or a Doctor
— Empress👸 (@iempress_1) January 24, 2018
— Vaishnavi Yadav (@VaishnaYadav) January 24, 2018
— Prabhas ❤ (@ivdsai) January 24, 2018
— Vishwanath IH (@IhVishwanath) January 24, 2018