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From 1947 to 2017, many decades have been passed. Females have seen the changing colours of their world. From kitchen to the moon, females are progressively leading ahead. Once upon a time when stepping out was a dream for females, now they are holding high postions in all fields.
I know it’s not enough for us. We have to achieve many goals before the end of this century.
I was watching a 1960’s movie yesterday with my son. Leading actress was crying in front of the whole family. Other members were cursing her for not bringing dowry. She had no option but to accept this fate. My son was also watching this movie with me. After 30 minutes, he could not resist and gave his opinion which motivated me to write on this issue.
My son was angry on that actress for not leaving her in-laws house. She was not financially independent and it was not easy to break the rules of our society in 1960. I tried to take her side but my son was not convinced.
By chance both of us watched “Toilet- Ek Prem Katha” in the evening together. Leading actress showed courage to speak the truth for her right. She left her husband for not providing a toilet. I was impressed by the views of the heroine of this movie. She is a small town girl but her thoughts represents the youth of today. I compared both the characters and noticed the changes in our society.
Twenty first century females have become strong and bold. They have started taking decisions of their lives. After all this is an era of women empowerment.
Many schemes have been launched for the betterment of girl child.
Women have been underestimated since ages. They are suppressed by the name of rituals and superstitions. In many parts of our country, females are not allowed to get basic facilities. It’s good to see few changes in our surroundings. Some families have come forward to educate their daughters.
Swachh Bharat Mission has shown a broader vision to us. Toilets and schooling are basic need of females. Progressive world can’t be built on weaker shoulders. It’s foundation has to be strong to hold the pillars of women empowerment.
Civilizations and culture of a country is decided by the strength of females. Females who are unbounded with the taste of superstitions and rituals. Females who dare to speak for the fundamental rights. Females who are not born to clean and cook.
Definitely it’s a big dream to watch every girl child being safe and protected. This journey from dusk to dawn is long and tiring but it would definitely has a happy ending in the end.