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Having a Girl Child......A Matter of Pride!

Megha Grover
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Created by Megha Grover
Updated on Aug 27, 2015

Having a Girl ChildA Matter of Pride

Amongst divergent cultures all over the world, women occupy a very high position. Yet our society abstains from entrusting them with their fundamental rights. It is a well-documented fact that male offspring are privileged and favoured over female child. Though, we claim that gender bias does not exist in this 21st century, the reality is far from truth. The old order of societal norms still prevail. As a result female foeticide cases are reported every day.
It is a common misconception that a daughter is a liability to the family. Or that unlike the opposite sex, they are not the torch bearers to carry forward the name and legacy of the family. And our Indian "samaaj" tends to believe it without reasoning and questioning. Certain factors have led people to postulate such misconceptions maybe
1. Dowry-The first and foremost culprit which is very much prevalent even in the most educated upper class families. Parents give in to the demands of the groom's family for the sake of a better and happier future of their daughter.
2. Wedding Expenses-It is an expected norm that the expenses of marriage will be borne by the bride's family. From food, decoration, lodging of guests, to gifts for every family member--the list goes on. Another obvious reason which bothers a girl child’s parents.
3. Safety-With the episodes of sexual assault prevalent worldwide and victim blaming and shaming continuing, parents concern for their daughter can’t be ignored.

Though the reasons stated above are a matter of concern, not every parent of a girl child are of the same opinion. There has been considerable transformation in the lives of women in the present day modern world. Else, India would never have got such great women achievers who have brought laurels in their respect professions--Smt.Pratibha Patil, Smt.Indira Gandhi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Smt.Arundhati Roy to name a few glorious women. Its high time we amend our thought processes. As we are celebrating our 69th Independence Day this year, lets join hands together in eradicating the misconception that "Daughters=Tensions".
Rather enlighten our society in making this world a safe place for women. Brighten our perception and aid the girl child survive, grow and progress, and echo it out aloud that "Daughter=Ten Sons".
As Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru, said-"You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of it's women". Megastar Mr.Amitabh Bachchan recently tweeted on the occasion of Daughter's week-"You can call your daughter as beta, but not your son as beti".
Having grown up witnessing such evil practices prevalent in our "samaaj", I have always yearned for a girl child, who would complete my life. Through out my pregnancy I have offered prayers, performed rituals with utmost fidelity to obtain a girl child. Ultimately all my prayers were answered. A zillion thanks to the Almighty for entrusting me with such a precious and adorable treasure, my precious bundle of joy, my beloved daughter "Soha".
Painting the town red on my daughter's first birthday, I the proud mommy would like to share my feelings for her. I can’t envision any better gift for her which she can treasure."My dear Soha, You are the greatest thing that have ever happened to me. Your smile is my life's purpose which makes me realize how beautiful my life is. A very Happy Birthday to you. Stay Happy, Stay Blessed, Always!!!!!

Note: This blog is a mother’s expression of love for her daughter on her first birthday. The thoughts and ideas expressed here are solely of the blogger, and in any way do not reflect on the ideologies of Parentune’s content. Parentune simply wishes to participate in the happiness.

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| Apr 02, 2017

yes.. am also a mother of two daughters.. they are not my daughters they are my god gifted princesses.. idont have a son. but am so blesed to have two daughters . daughters = son. we have no need to differentiate them. i love my sons.

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| Oct 22, 2015

Hi... I have an angel... and she means ma world ma life and everything to me... Daughters are those treasure of god which he gives as blessings only to those who are capable of adoring; respecting; honouring and blessing her throughout her life wid loads of wishes;love; prosperity and happiness forever ... They are just priceless ... No 1 cane be compared to these sweet lil angel's...

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| Oct 05, 2015

M mother f a 4yrs old princess. I feel more proud in calling her as my daughter rather than telling she s equal to a son. Daughters r much more than sons. So don't compare them to sons...

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| Sep 15, 2015

I m also a mother of a darling princess.. she completes me,my life has been filled with love n joy since she came into my life.. daughters are the best,they can make ones life lively and vibrant

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| Sep 11, 2015

M also a mother of princess... daughters are the priceless gift to us by god. ..:)

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| Sep 04, 2015

Me too gifted withe priceless princess !!!!!!!!! feeling happy for that... thinking every moment how to teach her to face challenges that every girls will face in future.... ill do my best..

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| Sep 03, 2015

I m a father of a b'ful 2 yr old baby girl ! Feeling of beaing a father of a girl child makes me complete.... she just fulfilled our life.... May Allah bestow al the flying colors in her life...

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| Sep 01, 2015

So happy to read this. i am also a mother of a daughter and feel the same,she is my motive to live and my bundle of joy.. wish lots of good luck to all the mothers????

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| Aug 30, 2015

Thank u Neelam ,Shikha,Soumi,Megha,Sakshi,Damayanti,Ridhi and Preeti.

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| Aug 29, 2015

Wish Soha a very happy b'day... May god bless her... l am also a proud mommy of a beautiful daughter.... Life has changed for good since her birth and i am enjoying every bit with her....

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| Aug 28, 2015

Excellent expression of thoughts.. appreciated

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| Aug 28, 2015

A very happy birthday to u Soha.. may u get the best of everything.. beautiful expression of love for a daughter. I have a 5yrs old daughter and feel blessed for having such a wonderful daughter.. girls are best..

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| Aug 27, 2015

Very nice after hvng my daughter my life bcm more beautiful n hr smile makes my day n nite more enjoyable hvng a girls child z d best gft god can give us

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| Aug 27, 2015

NCV Good thought, wish more mothers think like you

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| Aug 27, 2015

Very well said,being a mother of my daughter i reciprocate your thought

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| Aug 27, 2015

Beautifully written! I can very well connect with u being a mother of two girls myself. I believe GOD has given us the responsibility of taking care of HIS most beautiful creation on earth- a girl child!

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| Aug 27, 2015

and grow as a gentlemen.

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| Aug 27, 2015

Beautiful.. me too wanted a girl, God gave me boy, I would teach him to respect girls.

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