I hope this letter finds you in the best of your mood and health. I would need you to read this letter with patience because it is important that you understand certain things that you need to know for the sake of your lovely daughters, the Lakshmis of your house, of this country.
Remember she is a blessing, welcome and treat a girl child with due respect that she deserves for being part of God’s innumerable creations, empowered with the shakti of the goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Parvathi and Durga.
Do not restrict her from using her powers, abilities, and thoughts for creation creation of beauty and make sure she leads her life in dignity.
I would like to state that a girl child should be empowered right from the day she is born as her life is prone to the social torture namely by family and trespassers accusing her since her birth and questioning her individuality, growth and chastity.
Empowerment and proper education of the parents of girl child is extremely important so that they do not fall prey to committing or witnessing unlawful acts on all women irrespective of their relationship with her due to peer or societal pressure.
A girl is free and needs to be empowered to have a healthy mental and physical growth in a safe and educated family in this so called “sanskari” society which exploits women in all forms.
She needs to be empowered so that she is respected for all her right actions, defend herself in times of danger, to possess a respectable personality, unbarring cultures, clothing, education, work and for being herself.
A woman has all the right to empower herself with education, work, choice to marry or remarry, option to give birth or not, self defense techniques for fighting out all the mishaps entitled from a male chauvinistic society which has been very unfortunately tied to her from the time of her birth in all unknown and known means by the Indian community.
Societal, family or peer pressure on a woman to fulfill the intentions of her unworthy family or peer groups should be strongly fought out so that her life is not subjected to the illegal and cruel acts of the society like eve teasing, rape, molestation, early and/or forced marriage and childbirth.
Please teach her to be independent not just financially, but also to fight out all the unlawful acts predefined for her in all corners of life through unprecedented activities planned out on her that not just pertaining to not only herself but also to other women.
Indian families and youth need to be educated on ‘Respecting Women in all possible ways’, instead of restricting her.
Stop a man from commenting on her clothes or her choice of work and education, her thought process, culture and family values because they are very well imbibed in her for all that she has done throughout her life as a mother, daughter, wife and as a young responsible girl.
All the wrongful and unworthy activities of a man/woman on a woman should be subjected for punishable action under the court of law.
Do lend your voice to empower a women to get legal education for protecting herself and to fight out in the court of law with all dignity and justice.
Empower your girl to wear clothes of her choice with a healthy mind and soul.
Enable her to be educated and to educate people and treat her with virtue and respect and at par with a man in all walks of life.
Teach your girl not to hide her face and to raise her voice when she experiences something that is unfair physically, emotionally or mentally. Empower a girl to be a NIRBHAYA (without fear), teach her to stay confident, righteous with her head held high all throughout her life irrespective of her clothing, character, culture, choice of work and let her break all the shackles that bind her to the society.
I would like to send out a message to all the Indian parents, to not force and brand your girl with kitchen chores which are being tied to her from the time of birth. She is not a manufacturing factory. Instead help her build a character and personality and a future for innumerable opportunities as she has the ability to be the best multi-tasker for herself and for all individuals.