Support the girl child: Post a ‘Selfie with daughter’

Selfie with daughter

Proud about having a daughter? Post a selfie with her! This is the idea floated by the former sarpanch of Jind in Haryana, Sunil Jaglan. What’s more he has converted the idea into a first-of-it’s kind online space where the selfies can be posted. The portal titled  http://selfiewithdaughter.world was launched by Haryana health minister Anil Vij.

Health Minister Anil Vij takes a selfie with his niece

Health Minister Anil Vij takes a selfie with his niece while launching the portal (Picture Credit: tribuneindia.com)

The platform which has a capacity to hold 10 lakh selfies, took social media by storm with more than 13,000 visitors in just a few hours of it going online on Thursday. The union ministry of women and child development is also promoting the campaign on social media since it promotes the idea of protecting the girl child.

Also read: Exception to the rule: This Haryana village has more girls than boys

Developer Sunil Jaglan taking  selfie with daughters

Sunil Jaglan taking selfie with daughters (Pic by selfiewithdaughter.world)

Jaglan had organised a ‘selfie with daughter’ contest in June 2015, when he was heading the village panchayat of Jind’s Bibipur village, which received an overwhelming response from people across the country.  The contest was held to inspire parents to feel proud of their daughters, and to stop discrimination against the girl child in Indian society. He had also brought together more than 100 khaps in July 2012 to take an oath to fight against female foeticide in northern India.

Selfie with daughter

Selfies with daughter (Pic By selfiewithdaughter.world)

“The craze for the campaign can be estimated from the fact that I have received as many as 8,000 selfies in the past one year. Many of these came from abroad, including USA and Germany,” says Jaglan, reported by ibtimes. “The people even asked me to share the selfies on a Facebook page. Such a response inspired me to develop a website where people can upload and see their selfies anytime in the future,” he adds.

Also read: Sawai Madhopur starts Jamna ceremony for girls

So what are you waiting for? You can express your support for the girl child with a click of a button. That should be easy, right?

Feature Image Credit: selfiewithdaughter.world

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