EDUCATE THE GIRL CHILD
A great Vedantist and social revolutionary like Swami Vivekananda stress the need for girl’s education as one of the pillars of the development of our nation. The nation which does not respect women has never become great nor will ever be in future. Manu says where women are respected, the Gods are delighted and where they are not, all the efforts and works go in worse. There is hastily any hope for that country where there is no respect for women.
In ancient India, girl’s education had a significant place in the society. However women’s social condition started deleriorating with the passage of time. Girls are purchased and sold like ornaments. Instead of giving education they were subjected to sufferings under the shackles of pardha system and child marriage etc. The neglect of female education led to imbalance in education system as a whole.
Girls education is like sowing the seed which gives rise to green, charming and full grown family plant which bears fruits. Today’s girl child will be the mother of tomorrow. As a mother she can give her child a sound upbringing. She has the maximum impact on her children.
Women have equal rights for franchise in India. Their education should be healthy enough to make them elect a good government.
Eradication of child labour by Govt, and non govt, organizations is urgent. Girls education is only way to eradicate the child labour.
On some families parents find education of their daughters a waste in dowry-ridden society. Here dowry system is the villain. So we must eradicate this system urgently.
Discrimination between the education of a girl and boy in more common in rural areas and urban slums where most of the families live below poverty line. In these families school and college drop outs are common. Female education is constrained due to social bondage and ego defined by the level of education.
In our education system, education means cramming few books, but getting a degree. Education has been linked to employment and it is thought be futile if it does not help secure a job.
Once women are able to identify their role and responsibility towards their families, the latter will be uplifted undoubtedly. Only fighting for rights cannot better family and society. That family is more prosperous in which women are more active and which fulfills the educational duties towards the girl child.