We Indians do claim all the time that we are front runner country among the other developing countries in the world. The Indian policy makers generally give the example of booming economic growth and the growing market potential attracting big global players coming to India and say that India is going great.
All the time we talk about economic development, infrastructure development and market growth but we have no enough time to discuss about the social development and intellectual growth of the mindset of the common people of India.
Forget the developed mentality, we are not even the people with developing mentality in some cases. The people of the country still see the girl child as burden on the family at least data says this. Almost half of all female deaths (49.4) in the rural part of Rajasthan are of girls below the age of 20.
According to the data, 42% of the deaths are of girls below the age of 5 year. This is the shameful story of Rajasthan, one of the developing states in modern India under the female head of the government. The report shows that a girl born in a Rajasthan should be lucky enough to grow up, marry, and bear children in the state.
This is not the story of a single state, as the situation is almost same for girls in many Hindi speaking states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Bulk of these deaths is being happened in rural areas where people are not much literate. The attitude of the people towards the girl child shows the sick mentality in these states.
People blame the government that has been failed to create awareness about the girl child but people should understand that this is not actually the duty of the government to teach you what is valuable for the people and what is not. If you value your money, property, your job and even your son, why don’t you value you daughter?
According to the Mortality Statistics of 2006 published by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence of the health ministry, Kerala has the best rate for the survival of girl child in the state followed by Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka and Himachal.
There is need to understand the importance of the survival of girl child in the society that is necessary for the balance of the social structure. Girls are not like a burden and people of rural India should get rid of this ancient-old concept as soon as possible