The 'Laadli Scheme' launched by Delhi Government in association with the State Bank of India (SBI) is one such good initiative that every state must follow for the future of "girl child" in the country.
Female foeticide is such a heinous crime which is still committing in some parts of the country. The initiative of the Delhi Government will surely help in curbing female foeticide on one side and will help in enhancing the social status of them on other side.
Though the accumulated amount of approximately Rs.1 lakh which the girl will get on attaining the age of 18 years and at least passing out 10th standard may be low, it will surely help in protecting them from discrimination and deprivation at certain level. Only giving them good education will help in bringing a balance society.
With the scheme in great success, now parents started believing in sending their children back to government schools. With "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan", another step to fight our biggest challenge "illiteracy", its right time for the rest of the states and union territories to implement "Laadli Scheme" in their respective states.
We are still looking forward to the promise made by SSA to provide useful and relevant elementary education for all children in the 6 to 14 age group by 2010 in India.