In a state with a below national level sex ratio, a village in Haryana's Gurgaon district has stood up with 1,188 girls against 1,000 boys.
The village -- Mullahera is located on Gurgaon-Delhi border in the district.
The national sex ratio is 927 girls against 1000 boys and the ratio in Haryana is 846 girls against 1000 boys, where as in district Gurgaon it is 843 girls against 1000 boys.
Lauding the achievement, a cheque of Rs 1 lakh was presented to the panchayat of the village by Rao Dharampal, the MLA of Badshahpur, to generate awareness to check female foeticide.
Dharampal said that the amount was only a motivation and other development works would be undertaken on priority basis in this village, as a reward for showing courage to fight against the menace of female foeticide.
Speaking at the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Rajender Kataria said that in today's modern society, there is no difference between a male or female child and the mind set need to be changed.