It’s been awhile since I have been watching the amazing growth of the young girls of our country in every corner of the land, from remote village to the big cities. So, why not writing few words for them?
When I see a young girl professes an independent outlook whether she is living in a city or small town or even in a remote village, that spirit set alight my hope for a better tomorrow.
Today young girls keep on showing their tremendous interest and effort to gain knowledge and getting empowered to decide the course of their lives and professions and realize their fullest potential.
It is undeniable today, that in every spheres of our society they are standing equal to the boys and proving their ability to change the world. During these days of untold restlessness and frustration, our young girls are lighting up the hope by moving forward with great confidence to become educated and leap up to their dreams.
With steady increase in the number of educated and also top ranked girls in national level, they are achieving respect, recognition which is eventually making them enriched with knowledge, wisdom, smartness and morality to become resourceful citizens.
Our girls are successfully taking up diverse professions to prove that they are not second to none in any respect. While doing so, girls/women also take care to strike a balance between their commitment to their profession as well as their home and family. They are playing multiple roles with harmony and ease.
Alongside the immense growth of girls’ education and empowerment, unfortunately many of them face exploitation and harassment which can be in types of: emotional, physical, mental and sexual.
They are often subjected to rape, abuse and other forms of physical and intellectual violence. This violence can be prohibited only by the attitudinal change in society with regard to womenfolk, treating our girls with proper dignity, fairness and equality.
This is time to awaken our social reformers and beget inspired by Brigham Young (Legendary social reformer of 19th century) words, ‘You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.’
Remember girls, if you have a target, a plan to reach it, a scheduled time, the means to apply; I believe you will achieve.
You should be flexible to review from time to time and make changes as your situation demands. Rigidity will be destructive. Life passes through many ups and downs. Be steady and look well ahead and careful in your risk analysis. Wish you best of luck!
Writer formerly teacher of Oxford International School