Chandigarh/Panchkula/Mohali: “No matter how much we propagate the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign but still somewhere deep in our heart we have to bear the terrifying pressure to have sons. Many mothers still fear that their daughters might be tagged as financial burden, although I am really proud that my first happiness of being a mother has come from my daughter,” these were the words of 22-year-old Lakshmi, who was the first one to be blessed with a baby girl on International Day of the Girl Child.
As per the record book at the Clean Labour Room (CLR) of the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, along with Lakshmi, five other women were blessed with a baby girl.
Holding her little angel in her hands, at the natal ward of GMSH-16 she said, “I would like to urge every woman to ‘save the girl child’ as their stand for having a daughter can play a big role to help the country to end decades of tragic abuse.”
Patrick Sunil, who was proudly holding her new born daughter at GMSH-16, echoed same thoughts. Talking to Daily Post he said, “Last night I had many thoughts in mind. This is my first child so I and my wife Savita were really tensed, but when at 3 am nurse came and said congratulations, it’s a baby girl!, my happiness had no bounds as god had fulfilled my wish.”
“Before the delivery, many of my friends told me that I had to throw a big party if a baby boy is born. However, I always wanted a baby girl, and here is my bundle of joy,” added Sunil.
“Birth of their child is probably the most memorable and cherished moment of everyone’s lives, and when I heard that a daughter is born the day certainly became even more special. I have two sons, but always wished to have a girl, so breaking all odds, my husband and I took a third chance and Ah! God has blessed us with our Laxmi,” shared 27-year-old Anita, who is admitted to the GMSH-16.
“Our society is prejudiced and people still have priorities for sons. This is my second child but I always preferred a baby girl as I strongly feel that by giving birth to a girl child. I have made my contribution to develop a society where girls are treated with respect and at par with boys. I wish each family be blessed with little Durga who will make everyone proud parents!” stated Preeti, who is admitted to the GMSH-16.
“When I was born, my parents did not feel ashamed of giving birth to me. Instead, it was an honour to have a girl child in the family.
Therefore, I also have the same feeling when I got the news that my daughter’s first child is a baby girl. Gone are the days when a girl was considered less than a boy. In fact, when a girl gets the opportunity to study and make a career, she could even pose a serious threat to her male counterparts!,” said a happy grandmother Sundra Devi while holding her daughter Rajni’s new born baby.
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