Educate Girls – Empower India
Celebrating the annual Daugher’s Day on July 1, in memory of late Indo-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla, Public Relation Council of India (PRCI) has embarked on the theme – #Shikshit Beti – Saksham Bharat – for 2017 focusing on the Role of Educate Girls For India’s Bright Future
July 1 was the official birthday of Kalpana, who had an illustrious career and died along with six crew members of the Space Shuttle Columbia which disintegrated over Texas during its re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, just 16 minutes before landing. Even after her tragic death, Kalpana continues to be a shining example and icon for many girls around the world.
Taking forward the Right To Education and Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, PRCI zeroed on to the theme of #Shikshit Beti – Saksham Bharat to focus attention on Girl Education to make India efficient and capable of realizing its dreams and ensuring progress.
The idea is to communication to the world that the mere Right To Education (RTE) or making primary education compulsory is not good enough. Girls need to move up and go for secondary, higher secondary and college education. Graduation should be the benchmark for both girls and boys to be able to achieve in life. UNICEF sees girl’s education as a lifeline to development.
The recent relentless struggle by school girls of Gothra Tappa Dahina in Rewari district of Haryana in support of their just demand for higher secondary school in their village has inspired us to launch this communication drive on the theme of education.
Apart from the necessity to walk for three km to go to higher secondary school in another village, these girls were subjected to regular eve-teasing, harassment and molestation by ruffians. The Rewari girls have won their battle with their determination and grit and the State Government ultimately granted the higher secondary school.
So, let’s salute the spirit of Rewari girls and discuss Role of Educated Girls For India’s Bright Future.