Celebrate Daughter's Day with daughters-in-law as well, the government reminds!

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The government has started a campaign for Daughter's Day, which invites families to celebrate it with their daughters-in-law as well

Just months after the Supreme Court made an observation that daughters-in-law should be treated like family and not housemaids, the Ministry of Women and Child Development launched a fantastic campaign to take this idea forward.

Under their flagship programme Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, they have started aDaughter's Day campaign, which invites families to celebrate it with their daughters-in-law as well.

New campaign for daughters-in-law

The Twitter handle of WCD shared a poster that clearly reminds people that even daughters-in-law are daughters after all and must be treated and celebrated equally.

They are asking families to share pictures with their daughters as well as daughters-in-law and grand daughters on August 11, which is celebrated as Daughter's Day across the globe.

This particular campaign has been kicked off in the spirit of promoting the girl child in India and to remind people of the importance of equality among all girls in the family.

This is a great campaign, given the miser state of many daughters-in-law in our country. The situation was so bad in some communities or regions that eventually the honourable court had to intervene.

What the court said...

In their recent observation, the court had made it clear that daughters and daughters-in-law must be treated equally. 

“A daughter-in-law is to be treated as a member of the family with warmth and affection and not as a stranger with respectable and ignoble indifference. She should not be treated as a house maid. No impression should be given that she can be thrown out of her matrimonial home at any time,” a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra said.

“Respect of a bride in her matrimonial home glorifies the solemnity and sanctity of marriage, reflects the sensitivity of a civilised society and eventually epitomises her aspirations dreamt of in nuptial bliss.”

“But the manner in which sometimes the bride is treated in many a home by the husband, in-law and the relatives creates a feeling of emotional numbness in society,” the bench was quoted as saying.

Let's hope campaigns such as these will bring about more awareness and the desire for people to change and treat daughters-in-law at par with their daughters.

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Deepshikha Punj