There is a very famous saying in Africa which says, 'If you
educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you
educate a woman.' In the light of the above mentioned axiom, empowering the
girl child with education is the best and the wisest option a nation could have
in empowering itself. In the big vast of our world, many nations in African,
Asian, and South American continents are still grappling with the problems of
backwardness. Hunger, poverty, unemployment, poor standards of living, poor
medical facilities, poor education, etc, are still lingering on in the developing
countries. Empowering girl child with education is the only panacea. An
educated girl will have the power to make her dreams come true. Only an
educated girl can earn her own living and free in true sense. With her
education, not only she will be benefited, she will spread the light of
education all around her. She will teach her brothers, sisters, neighbors, and
other adults; this will lead to a positive ripple effect that will lead to
skill enhancement and the prospects of being hired by competent companies will
increase. Besides, an educated girl child ensures the surety of education of
the other family members. So empowering girl child with education is the best
investment a nation can make!
Even in country girl-education is considered a burden in
some backward areas. This is a faulty attitude and the most obvious reason of
the backwardness of those areas. Only educated girls can contribute to making
our country advanced. She will be sharing the burden and reducing its impact by
supplementing the resources rather than reducing them. Let me draw your
attention to the fact that such notions are a thing of the past. If the boys
and girls are to be treated as equals, then both of them have right to
education. If resources can be spared for the boy's education then they have to
be spared for the education of the girl too, as we have seen that educating a
child is not a burden, but an investment.
By educating the girl child the family is making a sound
financial investment. When the girl child is educated, she will reduce the
financial burden of her father and later her husband. The Government has taken
some stringent measures in the direction of achieving 100% literacy for women.
Free education of girls, scholarships etc have been initiated. This is having
positive impact on girls education.
However, the people of India must take the issue
as a campaign. If India is to advance, Indian girls must be educated.