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National Girl Child Day: No girl, no world

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Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi in his speech implored the public at large to end gender discrimination, and lauded the girl child’s role in nation-building as paramount. Today is just another day. Yet, it’s not with 24th January being observed as National Girl Child day.

Nothing would describe the joy that a girl child brings better than how actor Amitabh Bachchan did a few months back. “Daughters are special.. very special. They become the soul of the home and become the reason for the warmth that embraces us all. They conduct, command, secure, analyse, dictate, rule, govern and spread that tender thread which binds an entire family together. They are reason. They are consult. They are opinion. They are guidance.”

He certainly has everyone in agreement, because no matter how much we deny it, the truth remains that daughters share an inexplicable and heartfelt bond with their parents. Our parents have had a ball raising us. They play with them, run around the house, and fill the home with their shrieks of laughter. And while daughters may outgrow their parents’ laps, they can never outgrow their hearts. As they grow up and become mature, they become a pillar of strength themselves. Fathers and mothers wish for her to choose her battles carefully, and that she faces the difficulties head-on.

“A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.”

With those words, here’s hoping that this day isn’t just many of the symbolic days, but rather a heartfelt expression of gratitude to the cheer that a girl child brings with her.

Kritika Narula
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With a ginormous appetite for books, she is the kind of person who experiences Book Hangovers way too often. An unabashed fangirl, unbeatable optimist, movie-buff, art-lover, are some of the phrases that define her. In some alternate universe, she feeds on Mac and cheese every living moment. She actually fell in love at first sight: with big words. She can be found sipping coffee in the lawns of IP College, contemplating some quote she read somewhere, when not attending her commerce lectures. Drop her a mail at [email protected]. She’d prefer a tweet @kritika_n_books, though.

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