In a country where gender bias played a major role for decades, establishing a provision to offer equal opportunities to girl child became imperative. This need of the hour gave rise to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, which literally translates to “Save Daughter, Teach Daughter.”
It is basically a campaign by the government of India that aims to create awareness and improve the overall quality offered through welfare services intended for girls in India.
Objectives of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme
The primary objectives of the scheme are mentioned as follows:
- To prevent gender selective elimination which is biased in nature
- To make sure that the survival and protection of the girl child is of utmost importance
- To ensure that the girl child receives proper education and equal opportunities of participation
Target groups of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme
- Primary: Primary targets of the scheme involve young and newly married couples and pregnant or lactating mothers.
- Secondary: this involves youth, that is, adolescents (both girls and boys), in-laws, medical experts like doctors/practitioners, private hospitals and nursing homes, and even diagnostic centres.
- Tertiary: this includes officials, PRIs, frontline workers, women from Self-Help groups or collectives, religious leaders, voluntary organizations, medical associations, and the general public as a whole.
Women need to equip themselves with the skills and education that helps them be competent enough to be self-dependent and also contribute to the overall income of the family. Through the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, the awakenings of a new India begin.