Birth of girl celebrated with dance, music
BHARATPUR: A family in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district on Sunday took a newborn girl home from a hospital in a procession with band, baaja to send a message on the importance of girls.
Kriti Chaudhary, 20, of Takha village in the district gave birth to a girl at a private hospital on Saturday. On Sunday, her husband Dr Durgesh Kuntal and other members of the family reached the hospital to take the newborn home. They hired a band to play music as they walked in a procession, singing and dancing.
“Some people abandon girls or kill them in wombs but my husband and I always wanted a girl as our first child. God was great to listen to our prayers,” Chaud- hary said when she reached home.
She said she wanted to contribute her bit to the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign and decided to celebrate the birth of a girl with dance and music. “I faced a lot of problems for being a girl. We wanted to send out a message to society that girls are equally important,” she added.
Dr Kuntal said he and Kriti had a love marriage on December 26, 2017, after a long struggle with her parents who didn’t agree for the alliance because of caste. “We took out a procession through market to send out a message to society,” he said. “People pass comments on couples when they have girl children but we want to change that. We wish that we have a daughter again,” Chaudhary said.
Locals join father in the celebration.