IIM Rohtak Invitation says: A girl child faces discrimination even before birth. A sex ratio of 940/1000 is not just a mere statistic and speaks volumes about what are the odds that a girl child in India has to fight against. And of the girls who survive, only a few get the nourishment and care they need, few get the good education that they deserve, and even fewer get social parity. Child abuse, illiteracy, underage marriages are just very few of the social evils that an Indian girl has to undergo in her life.
The question now is what can we do?. What can we do to help her see the light of day, what can we do to nourish her, to care for her, to educate her, to see her as an equal. It is true that one becomes stronger only when one picks oneself up and start swimming against the tide. But what is wrong in lending a helping hand? What is wrong in giving a little push? It is both paradoxical and ironic that we view our mothers as part of the solution, but our daughters as part of the problem?
In a country where a girl can be a goddess, it is not welcome for her to be human. Though everything cannot change in a day, we believe that every small step we take will serve as a stepping stone for a bigger change.
We request you
- to lend your support in saving the girl child
- to lend your support to take these small steps
- to support our Marathon.
Run For a Cause, Run For The Girl Child!