Save the Girl Child : An Idea

Indians and Chinese have a fascination for male children. They believe having a male child keeps the lineage alive and continuation of the family name. They are using modern technology like scanners and sonogram machines to get rid of female children. We have to come with ideas and programs to make the girl child more viable than a male child.

I  heard this story of what the communists did in West Bengal many years ago. Not sure whether this story is true nevertheless a superb idea. For every girl child born the government helped the family plant a Teak tree near their house or in their fields. In 20 years the tree was large enough to provide for the family to peacefully marry off the girl child.

Like a bank where you can keep money, the government should provide tree banks where these trees are planted and protected.

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