It is a mistake of society to underestimate girls more than boys.
(National Day of the Girl – September 25)
The girls still remain in first place in the results of the 10th and 12th classes in the country. Whether it’s competing to become an IAS, to pilot a plane or a fighter ship, or to run the subway, the girls raise the flags of success in every field.
By: Priyanka Saurabh
Today’s girls break all chains and touch the sky and remain role models for society. Generally, girls are considered less than boys in society. Not only physical strength, but it is also understood in other areas that girls cannot do what boys can do, while there will be many examples of this where girls have proven to be better than boys. . Among such a large army of sports players, most of the girls carried the name of the country to glory by putting medals in the bag of the country. Not only that, but in other areas as well, the girls not only walk side by side with the boys, but are ahead. The girls still remain in first place in the results of the 10th and 12th classes in the country. Whether it’s competing to become an IAS, to pilot a plane or a fighter ship, or to run the subway, the girls raise the flags of success in every field. Despite this, it is a mistake of society to consider girls less than boys.
Who said girls were a burden? Today’s girl dares to carry her burden, even the burden of family on her shoulders. That is why she is called the mother of the world. Of course, before, a woman was considered capable, but today’s woman is not capable. Whether in the field of education or sports, she has progressed everywhere thanks to her hard work. Like the sons, she also takes on the responsibilities with complete dedication. The girls of the country are no longer confined to sewing and embroidery or beauty salons, but they are ready to rid the enemies of the six. In a democratic country, the education of girls is of great importance from a political, social, religious, cultural and economic point of view. The education of women educates the whole family. Educated women do not lag behind men in any area. In some areas, she has proven to be more efficient than man – such as in education, medicine and care. If the girl receives a proper education, she can contribute to the overall progress of the nation by becoming a skilled leader, a social worker, a skilled businessman, a political leader or even a skilled engineer, technician, computer scientist, lawyer or doctor. Through education, women can become aware of their rights.
If we look at history, we find that theoretically and religiously, women were considered revered, but due to the limitation of their work to the boundary wall of the house, less attention was given to their upbringing. and their initiation. In Vedic times, girls were usually educated in the family itself as there was no custom of gurukul, ashram etc. separated for them. In only a few Gurukulas are there instances where the Guru’s daughter attends the education. In Vedic times, girls were taught religion, literature, dance, music, poetry, etc. at her’s. In the Vedic period, however, the Rigveda contains examples of learned women Ghosha, Gargi, Atreyu, Shakuntala, Urvashi and Apala who were proficient in the study of the Vedas. At present, despite the high position achieved by girls in all fields, there is a gap in the education of boys and girls. Most of the time, this mentality is found in the society that education of girls is not necessary, what work they should do. They just learn to write letters and do household chores, that’s enough. Due to this mentality, in some families, primary education, in some circles and some up to matriculation, is considered sufficient and only lucky girls are given the opportunity to pursue higher education.
Due to this public mentality, the education of girls has been affected since the past until today. Higher education is given to boys as support for their family, to earn their old age and for girls it is believed that if they teach more they will have to find a better educated boy, for whom more dowry will also have been given. Being busy with household chores, girls are unable to find time to study for homework or assigned lessons at school. For this reason, many girls stop studying. Due to the lack of separate schools for girls, many parents do not like to send girls to such schools where there is coeducation. The purdah system and the burqa system for girls in the Muslim community does not allow them to go to higher education. Also in many Hindu castes girls drop out of education due to purdah system or due to child marriage, early betrothal etc. In many areas girls can’t go to school also because goonda elements commit elemental offences, scolding girls and molesting. Such incidents are an obstacle to the progress of girls’ education.
Even after spending money on education, the non-availability of job opportunities also creates a hatred towards education in them. Women educated in private sector schools, hospitals, etc. receive inadequate salaries and are unable to spend even on their salary expenses. Parents of girls do not agree to get jobs away from home. One of the reasons for the obstacle in girls’ education is that there is a shortage of female teachers in schools and colleges, due to which many girls do not mix in these institutions in the process. education and feel like foreigners. Staying away from home in hostels, etc., girls from many traditional ideological families cannot receive an education. In such a situation, it is more favorable for girls to follow higher education courses remotely while staying at home. To overcome the shortage of girls’ education compared to boys, it is necessary not only to develop comprehensive educational facilities, but it is also necessary to remove obstacles in the way of girls’ education. It is also necessary to take concrete and effective measures for the reasons of the inequality of the education of girls. For this, strict and favorable measures of the administration must be taken as well as special diets and more budgetary allocations.
The author is a political science researcher, poet, freelance journalist and columnist.