The practice of prenatal sex selection in favour of male births is not connected to poverty as the economic progress in past decades has not necessarily translated into more gender equality, experts believe.
After its 'Beti Bachao-Selfie Banao' initiative caught Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attention prompting him to announce #SelfieWithDaughter, the Bibipur Panchayat on Sunday launched "Digital India with Laado", a campaign to replace names of family-heads in the nameplates with their daughter's moniker.
In Mann ki Baat, PM Modi mentioned that a Sarpanch of Bibipur village in Haryana Sunil Jaglan had started "selfie with daughter" competition wherein fathers were to post their 'selfies' with their daughters.Appreciating the initiative and pitching for a campaign to save the girl child, Modi asked
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's forthcoming film "Piku" explores the sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter relationship of a father and daughter. Emphasising the 'Save the Girl Child' message, the cine icon says daughters are a father's weakness.