Haryana has a very low sex ratio and to address the issue, a village panchayat in Kind has launched a creative initiative. The panchayat has launched ‘selfie with daughter‘ contest.
Pitching for an initiative to end discrimination against girls and improving the sex ratio, one of the village panchayats in Haryana has come up with a contest called “Selfie with daughter.”
Yes! You read that right. Bibipur village panchayat has launched this contest where you are supposed to click a selfie with your daughter and send it to village panchayat, Sunil Jaglan over Whatsapp, a social messaging app by June 17.
Also, the best of the three selfies would be awarded cash prizes and a trophy. The winning entry will get a trophy, a certificate and Rs 2,100 cash prize on June 19.
“I have received over 100 selfies with daughters from across the state in last three days,” Jaglan said. He further added,”Usually we don’t see many pictures of daughters in people’s house here. The objective of the contest is to increase importance of daughters in their homes”.
What can be a better way to fuel the Beti Bachao Campaign other than this? Jaglan reasons,”Clicking selfies is the latest craze, so we decided to hold this contest to encourage parents to take pictures with their daughters.”
Well, this program is an innovative initiative and that it comes from Haryana, which has adverse sex-ratio, makes this all the more laudable!