Good Evening to the honorable principal,Vice Principal,teacher and my dear students.I am here to talk about a very important topic with all you all. ‘Save Girl Child’.
Today’s girl is tomorrow’s woman. Women are the reason for our existence. Without her,we cannot imagine our existence.So,saving the girl child is a very important subject.Even though the world is developing rapidly, this is an issue that still persists in many parts of the world.A lot of people do not want to have girl children because they think she will be a ‘burden’ for the family.This is just a stigma created by the society.They think that the girl belongs to the husband’s family once she’s married and there will be no one to take care of the parents in their old age. But over the years, girls have started to prove that they can do much more than that.
Women like Kalpana Chawla-the first Indian woman to go into space, Katharine Hepburn-who holds the record for the most Academy Awards won by any actor or actress, Indira Gandhi-the first and only woman indian prime minister and Malala Yousafzai-the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, have fought against these stigmas and have changed the world by standing up for what they believed in.These amazing women are excellent examples of the fact that women are not a bane but a boon, not for the family alone, but for the whole world.They are capable of doing as much as men.
Many steps have been taken to ensure equal rights for men and women like the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme and ban on revealing the gender of the baby to avoid abortion in India and granting women voting rights and reservation of quotas for women in schools, colleges, and the job market. These measures taken by the government are to ensure that women are given all the rights they deserve.They have really proved as a big boost in the equality rights of women.Even though young girls continue to suffer all around the world, there is still hope.The ban on the reveal of the gender of the baby before birth has stopped parents in India from aborting their girl children and has helped saved the lives of many girl children.Many more girls are breaking the barriers that society sets for them and doing jobs that ‘men should do’. Girls are succeeding in many industries and are given much more opportunities. Most importantly,they are fighting against patriarchy, standing up for their rights and following their dreams.
So I would like to conclude by saying,it is each and every one of our responsibility to make this world a better place for the girl child.Save a girl, save our future. Thank You.