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Woman gets expensive car from mother-in-law after giving birth to a girl child

Not the price but the gesture by the mother-in-law is winning hearts

By: Trends Desk | Kolkata | Updated: November 5, 2016 2:10 pm
girl, girl child, girl child birth, female infanticide, female foeticide, girl child born celebrations, mother in law gives gift, girl child born gift, uttar pradesh news, india news, latest news, viral news, good news, latest news The happy mother-in-law believes having daughter is better than having a son. (Source: Thinkstock images)

Our news feed are clouded with news about assault on women, rape and female foeticide, but not all news about birth of a girl child end on a sad note. Likewise, in Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur district, an elated mother-in-law could not control her sentiments after her daughter-in-law gave birth to a baby girl.

To celebrate the birth of her granddaughter, the joyous grandparent gifted an expensive car to the new mother. Meet Prema Devi, a retired health department inspector who believes that daughters are better than having sons.

According to a report by Indian Samwad, Devi hosted a small party after Khushbu, her daughter-in-law gave birth to a little girl. At the party, the happy grandmother announced that on Diwali she would gift a Honda City to Khushbu to celebrate the arrival of new member to the family.

Touched by the gesture, Khushbu said that she is extremely blessed to have Prema Devi as her mother-in-law. She also added that daughters-in-law should treat their mothers-in-law like their own mothers.

The report added Prema Devi saying, “The practice of female infanticide can only end when daughters-in-law are treated as daughters. After all they are somebody else’s daughters as well”.

Prema Devi’s son is a government official at Hamirpur district headquarters and her daughter-in-law Khushbu is a housewife. The family is extremely delighted about the new addition to the family and has been celebrating it with immense joy.

While the money spent on the gift does not matter much, the views and gestures of Prema Devi is certainly winning hearts. Hope their story inspire many  others and contributes to gender equality.

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  1. N
    Nov 6, 2016 at 12:34 pm
    Celebrating the birth of a girl child because "daughters are better than sons" is just switching one form of discrimination for another. Would have been truly praiseworthy if the gift had benn given regardless of the gender. Reverse discrimination is no better than the conventional kind and deserves as much censure.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The sad thing is it being lauded as being progressive.
    1. M
      Nov 5, 2016 at 9:21 am
      Wonderful. Such kind of news is a silver lining amid dark clouds.
      1. I
        Nov 6, 2016 at 2:05 am
        What kind of news is that ? Nothing else to report in a potion of 1 billion . Is the Government giving any incentive to have a girl child ?