We have witness this famous campaign to make awareness about gender equality where father /mother use to upload their selfie with daughter .This #selfiewithdaughter campaign has got much more popularity than expected but do you know who is the man behind this nobel deed ?
Last month, Sunil Jaglan who is a sarpanch of a Bibipur village in Haryana State had asked people to post the photos of their daughters in a bid with the purpose to increase awareness about gender equality and other issues like importance of a girl child.
Accrding to Sunil Jaglan girls should have equal rights and should be given the right to take the decisions of their life .They are not less than boys in any sense .Talking about the birth of his first child , he told that it was frosty night (24 January, 2012) with heavy rain and around midnight his wife gave birth to their first baby – a girl. He was happy and started distributing sweets but the nurses at the hospital refused to take sweet and said the they would have happily taken them in case his wife had given birth to a son .
Jaglan thinks that in the last 2 year during the period of his position as a Sarpanch there is a little changes in thinking towards girl child and has realized the importance of a girl child . The village’s outlook towards a girl child has changed .
It was the last month when Sunil launched the ‘selfie with daughter campaign’ in which he asked parents of nation to send in selfies clicked with their daughters. According to Sunil , #selfiewithdaughter campaign is the best way to spread the message of the importance of a girl child .
It was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he use to click . selfies on all his foreign visits.
He was really surprised when his selfie initiative was mentioned in Modi’s Mann Ki Baat radio address on Sunday. According to Jaglan he didn’t have any idea how PM came to know about the campaign but that was a proud moment for him .
Such has been his rise to sudden prominence that his phone cannot stop ringing. In the half hour that I sit with him, he takes his iPhone out several times, only to politely decline requests for an interview. “I have too many people to meet today. An interaction would be difficult,” he responds to one such caller.
This is not the first time he tried for gender equality .Due to his constant efforts , sex ratio in his village has improved .
He also launched campaign with name ‘Dadi agar chahegi toh poti zaroor ayegi’. In this initiative , grandmothers were educated about what makes a girl child so special. Jaglan said Mother’s day is celebrated very year with great joy in Bibipur Village
Our best wishes are with Sunil Jaglan , a man with morals and high thinking who know that girls are the base of the society .We all should be the part of this #Selfiewithdaughter campaign .