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Today, I picked up a very controversial topic,in which every one agrees with it but is afraid to implement it in their own life. Strange, isn’t it? In our society, when a girl child is born,the first thing that comes to parent’s mind. Well the question is that , how can they save their princess from this cruel world,How much money do the parents need to save to get the best prince for their princess.While, some orthodox people of society will ponder on the thought that God gave them a burden for their entire life to bear.
Our sophisticated society does not think much for the education of a girl child. Our government is running campaigns since ages, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, or we keep discussing about girl power etc. But how much we really believe it? In our family, If it’s not a rich family, not very much financially stable, sister needs to sacrifice her education for her brother. Very few families are there, who give equal importance to both gender in terms of education. But I ask you all a question that, Why do we have a burden of marriage only on bride’s family, why not groom?
If I ask anyone to do marriage in a very simple manner, they might say that marriage happens only once, we should spend our heart/pocket out in that. Correct, but what about education, it is for whole life. Grand Marriage would be remembered, for few days, months or maximum a year but Professional Education will remain with us forever. If you see around and calculate the amount spend on marriage, it would be much higher than the total amount spent in one girl child’s education. We used to think that if son has good education, he will get beautiful bride and heavy dowry too and Yes, dowry is illegal but it is still there in the form of expensive gifts which is implicit in the marriages.
Whenever I used to see grand marriage ceremonies, I used to feel that instead of spending in marriage, which is only show off, no financial benefit, if they give that hefty amount to the newly wed couple, that would be of much more help for them. If we give our daughters best education then match-making would be equal and easy. In this expensive world, both need to earn, so both need to be qualified too.
“Although it is very tough to accept or implement in their own life, but if new generation enforced their parents, to not waste money in Grand ceremony of marriages and utilize that amount in better education, Every day would be ceremony.”
Education is one thing that makes a human wise to take decisions and grow in life, learning never stops and We should give equal opportunities to both girl and boy child. Equality for All, Education for All. Marriage is when one gets educated and settles in one’s life so our utmost priority should be to educate our kids whether girl or boy but equally well. Then the nation will grow.
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