Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana is a government scheme to improve the status of girls in India. It was launched on 22nd January 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The scheme aims to address the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and related issues of women's empowerment over a life-cycle progression.
Why is Beti Bachao Beti Padhao essential?
The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme always required in India. It is a matter of concern that people in our country consider daughters a burden. Girls were killed when they were born because the parents see them only as a loss that a girl from childhood till she grows up only sinks money, and due to the dowry system, we have to pay dowry even after she leaves. Is. How wrong is this notion that an innocent has to suffer so much because of society's thinking and old customs? Daughters were considered only fit for the house, and how girls were not capable of studying and were only capable of doing household chores, but now with the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana, people have changed their thoughts that yes, the lives of girls are also important to them. Girls also have the right to study. The scheme not only helped in educating girls and telling parents the importance of girls but also to understand the importance of girls in society and the contribution of girls in Indian culture.
The Objective of "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao"
The objective of this campaign is simple: it aims at increasing awareness about girls among parents, teachers, and other stakeholders who can take further steps towards their development and prevent gender-based violence against them (understood broadly). The program also focuses on improving access to quality education for all children irrespective of gender, including those living in rural areas or inner cities where they may find themselves disadvantaged due to various factors such as poverty status or caste/class background, etcetera.
Is the scheme successful or not?
The scheme has been successful in some ways but has also faced challenges. Despite these shortcomings, there have been many positive outcomes from this program because they have encouraged people around the country to improve their attitudes towards women's rights and equality within society.
If we talk about its effect in India, we can say that lakhs of girls got a chance to go to school, and significant changes have also been seen in the child sex ratio. Nevertheless, apart from all the things, what matters to us is the people's thoughts, which have changed greatly after this scheme, now people understand the importance of daughters and educate them so that they become something. Now understanding not only considers girls to be face-to-face, but parents also see the support of their old age in daughters, which is a better chance. However, apart from this, there are other things done.
However, apart from this, many other things, like the dowry system, affect girls' lives. Even though today's parents are teaching their daughters, girls still do not have the right to make big decisions in their lives, and they can neither stay alone far away from their homes nor speak their feelings openly with their families. Even girls do not have the right to decide on marriage; we should also be aware of this. All these misconceptions will be corrected in the future, and we will revive our old culture and civilization where girls are worshiped like a goddess.