Education is the key to empowering women and girls, which helps bring about social equality. One such new initiative led by the Current Government called 'BETI BACHAO, BETI PADHAO' which means save the girl child, educate the girl child on January 22, 2015 in Panipat, Haryana. Initially, it covered 12 districts of Haryana because Haryana is one such state with least girl child sex ratio. The scheme aims at making girls independent socially and also financially through education.
This scheme is not only a boon for girls but also for the society as educating a girl child means educating the family. The foremost impact shown in the educational scenario as per statistics is Primary school enrollment has increased largely due to various drives held in remote areas with such efforts, Parent’s thought process had also changed. Nowadays, we can see maximum girls’ enrollments in schools even in rural areas, their participation in a large number of activities and excellent performance in all areas. Percentage of newborn girl foeticide has dropped as people have started giving importance to the existence of girls in the society. No doubt Impacts are there, however, there is also a need to educate people at the grassroots level about the rights and safety is equally important when we talk about the safety of a woman. I being a woman get bound to think of the incidents like rape case, dowry and other tortures which a lady has to undergo.
Although in today’s awakened and alert society, most of the girls are smart but still men are more dominating and egoist. Today when we see a lady’s equal contribution in all area, the rights also should be equal and fair. To make women safe in society, they should be safe at their homes first.
It’s a matter of happiness and satisfaction that society has started realizing the importance of a girl child and there is a lot of importance of a girl child and there is a lot of improvement on a woman’s education and safety issues. Certainly, we are becoming a stronger and powerful society with the mission of 'BETI BACHAO, BETI PADHAO'.