Dedicated to all girl children.
International Day of The Girl Child.
Our hearts swell with pride,
At the thought of a girl child.
Not just today,every day
She is special.
Considered auspicious in traditional
Households,supposed to bring
Wealth and prosperity.
No doubt shunned in some parts
And killed on birth or treated shabbily.
Forgive them for what they do.
They know not what they lose.
Your daughter remains with you
Come what may,not “paraya dhan”,
To be gifted away to somebody else
After marriage,As was the concept
In olden day’s.Consider she is going
There to light up some other family.
Nothing can disassociate the bonding.
Light up a girl’s life,educate her to the
Maximum.Encourage her in her aspirations.
A girl child nowhere inferior
To be used as a doormat.
Glass ceilings breaking now.
Sky is the limit.
Let her not face social limitations
Or humiliations,or physical abuses
Teach her to fight back,when abused.
If you have a son,inculcate the correct
Values and teach to respect women.
Stop child labour where girls meet
With more abuses.If necessary
Take recourse to law,with the hope
something would change for the better.
Do not employ them at home.
Treat them as your own.
Educate them and empower them.
Cherish all girl children,not just your own.
Those not just blessed with daughters,
Treat all girl children as daughters
You never had.Those who have them
Remember they are with you for ever
Caring,devoted and affectionate.