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Two more infant girls abandoned at Panghoora

punjab Updated: Mar 03, 2014 22:26 IST
Usmeet Kaur
Usmeet Kaur
Hindustan Times
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Two more girl children have been abandoned recently at 'Panghoora', launched by the district administration a few years back.

The 'Panghoora' scheme has received 79 children so far, of which 74 are girls.

Tarundeep Kaur, the chairperson of Red Cross Hospital (welfare section), said, "The required medical checkups have been conducted on both the girls and they were found fit."

"There seems no end to the practice of abandoning the girl child. We recently received two more infants, aged between one and two years, in the cradle," Kaur said.

"Our social fabric is disintegrating day by day. If we look at the Vedas, there was a higher place for women in comparison with modern society," Kaur said.

"As the Women' Day is round the corner, all of us need to take a pledge to value our daughters, give them equal rights and educate them to boost their confidence and financial security. Education is the key."

There have been frequent cases of abandoning of girl children. "In a patriarchal society of ours, male dominance prevails. But no one can deny the pivotal role of women in any society."