Celebrating the education and empowerment of the girl child in the diamond jubillee year of India’s independence
BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO
” THE EQUAL STATUS OF WOMEN IN ANY SOCIETY IS AN INDICATOR OF THE PROGRESS OF THAT SOCIETY”
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao aims at creating awareness in target groups and among stakeholders of the need to educate the girl child to eliminate gender disparity. BBBP has been launched to end female foeticide, infanticide, and help promotion of girls education.
The full slogan of Beti Bachao is BETI BACHAO, BETI PADHAO, INDIA KO AGE BADHAO .
SAVE THE GIRL CHILD, SAVE THE HUMAN RACE
The largest social movement to educate the girl child, empower the girl child and stop heinous custom of female infanticide among sections of the indian population was launched on 22nd January 2015
Indian Republic will be in its 76th year as a sovereign, democratic republic with universal franchise as a fundamental right. Much has changed since 26th January 1950 especially in the education sector. Children of both sexes are competing with each other in getting modern education. There are a few sections in this vast nation of 140 crore population of diverse languages and rich customs, who lag behind .
Gender bias is sought to be eliminated totally and improve the efficacy of welfare services by changing the mindset of the population of a reducing number of sections of the society towards gender bias. The number of girls per 1000 boys born between age 0-6 years gives a ratio known as CSR (child sex ratio) which stood at 945 girls for every 100 boys in 1999. This reduced to 918 girls to 1000 boys in 2011 leaving a suspicion of neglect of the girl child. Hence this mission was begun to discourage parents from carrying any gender bias.
In 640 districts where gender discrimination is indicated by a low SRB (sex ratio at birth) indicating sex selective abortions, programmes and interventions are designed to provide incentives . Sukanya Samruddhi Yojana Scheme (SSY) is a small deposit scheme targeted at parents of the girl child. Income tax rebate benefits to the parents is given. An with an attractive interest rate on deposits if the money is invested in the name of the girl child not over 10 years of age . The account commences at age 10 and the girl can withdraw money at 18 years of age. This ensures financial security for the girl.
SCHEME BENEFITS TO FOLLOWING BENEFICIARIES
Primary Segment Young and newly married couples Pregnant and lactating mothers Secondary Segment Youth Adolescent boys and girls in laws doctors diagnostic centres
private hospitals nursing homes Tertiary Segment Officials frontline workers women SHGs & collectives media
religious leaders volunteers medical associations industries
SOME SUCCESS STORIES TO INSPIRE YOUR DAUGHTERS
- Shanno – In the village of Kheri Bhagwanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Shanno’s parents were hesitant to send her to school. However, with the insistence of the village elders and incentives provided by Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, the family was encouraged to send her to school. The scheme provided financial assistance for Shanno’s education and also helped to raise awareness about the importance of girls’ education. Today, Shanno is a bright student in her class and is determined to become a doctor.
- The Story of the Nari Shakti Self-Help Group – In the village of Jaisinghpur in Haryana, a group of women formed the Nari Shakti Self-Help Group under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme. The group focused on educating girls and raising awareness about the importance of their education. They organized workshops and seminars on topics like health, hygiene, and financial literacy, which helped to empower the women in the village. As a result of their efforts, more girls in the village started going to school, and the dropout rate decreased significantly.
- Reena’s Story – Reena, from the village of Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh, faced several challenges in pursuing her education. However, with the help of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, she was able to complete her education and pursue a career in teaching. She is now a role model for other girls in her village and encourages them to follow their dreams.
The impact of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme in promoting girls’ education and empowering them to achieve their dreams is now patently seen. The scheme has been successful in raising awareness about the importance of girls’ education and has helped to create a supportive environment for girls to pursue their education and careers. With continued efforts and support, the scheme has the potential to transform the lives of millions of girls across the country. We at apnasamaaj.com encourage parents to send their girl child to school and reap prosperous life for your daughter