Nehru Ji once said, “To awaken the people it is the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves.” Good morning respected contest chair, judges, toastmaster and my fellow Gav. Today I am going to speak on the topic it makes me angry when……Well you all remember that incident about THE girl in Delhi which shook many Indians especially women. Alas she has been doomed, her honor maligned, her chastity and modesty outraged through incestuous means. Women have been the victims of exploitations since long time in different fields in their life both physically and mentally. India is developing very fast but women in India continue to be discriminated. Wifehood and motherhood were considered as women’s most significant professions.
Women exploitation in the form of physical and mental torture on wives by husband is also common, mostly where women are simply a house wife and are not associated with any employment, they are compelled to keep their head down in a speechless manner tolerating the cruelty of their husband helplessly. Another real fact is that, a new born baby girl is still considered as “burden” in much case and consequently they are treated with ignorance from childhood. When a male child is born everyone rejoices, but when a female child is born many seem dejected and crest-fallen, as if a tragedy has occurred. Socially, sons are preferred for continuation of family line, for looking after parents in their old age and for performing their last rites. Besides, poor parents of a daughter feel humiliated due to dowry demands when her marriage is to be settled.
It is said that an “IAS officer’s dowry price is Rs.1 crore, and that of an engineer or Doctor is Rs.25-50 lakh. “ In most Indian households, girl child is discriminated and neglected for basic nutrition, education and health care. In Bangladesh about 60% of boys seek free treatment of diarrhea centers and parents buy and seek medical help three times more often for boys than for girls. Studies in India and Latin America show that girls are often immunized later than boys or not at all. The overwhelming social discrimination against girl child affects her birth or even before birth. In many communities and in rural areas, an adolescent girl is married off by her parents around puberty.