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Decline in Sex Ratio: IRS Officer Hari Narayan Meena on a Mission to ‘Save Girl Child’ in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Hari Narayan Meena has been sacrificing his free time and holidays for the past 7 years for saving girl child in Jaipur

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  • Hari Narayan Meena has taken the noble initiative of making people aware about the importance of ‘saving girl child’ along with his wife, Hemlata Meena
  • They also have pasted over 2,000 stickers with messages about saving the girl child on trucks 
  • The couple has also provided 1,500 girls with books and other educational materials

“Be the change you want to see” is absolutely synonymous with Jaipur-based IRS officer, Hari Narayan Meena. With a selfless approach in mind, this man from Jaipur has been devoting his free time and holidays for the past 7 years as he felt accountable for a noble cause. He has taken the initiative of making people aware about the importance of ‘saving girl child’ along with his wife, Hemlata Meena. He is currently posted as a Joint Commissioner (Excise) in Delhi.

While speaking to indiatimes.com, he said, “When I was preparing for civil services, I was surprised to learn that when India was progressing in other sectors, the sex ratio was constantly on the decline since the Independence of the country. I thought what could be the reason for declining sex ratio. I started people making aware about it.”

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Along with his wife Hemlata Meena, he has visited several houses in Vidhyadhar Nagar, C-Scheme, and Raja Park in Jaipur to talk to people about this issue. He would also go to the Central Park in Jaipur to distribute pamphlets among morning walkers. Some think that he is there to collect donations while some ignore him.The various reactions he has received from the people has not affected his determination. Prior to Delhi, he was posted in Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, said the indiatimes report.

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Hemlata Meena is a lecturer and the couple comes up with many other interesting ways to take their mission forward. They have been talking to truck drivers and urging them to spread the message forward. They also have pasted over 2,000 stickers with messages about saving the girl child on trucks. They have set the target of pasting messages on at least 10,000 trucks. The couple has also provided 1,500 girls with books and other educational materials.

-prepared by Ajay Krishna, an intern at NewsGram. Twitter: @ajkrish14

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  • Vrushali Mahajan

    A very good initiative taken by them. Such steps should be encouraged in other parts of the nation too

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For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

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For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

Inshorts, a news app, conducted a poll in the second week of May capturing the views of 1.4 lakh netizens — 80 per cent being in the age group of 18-35 years, read a statement.

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According to the survey, more than 80 per cent millennials think that live-in relationships are still considered a taboo in Indian society while more than 47 per cent Indians are of the opinion that marriage is better when choosing between marriage and lifelong live-ins.

More than 80 per cent Indians said that they do support live-ins as a way of life. Out of these, 26 per cent millennials went a step ahead and said that they would choose lifelong live-ins as an option over marriages.

On the other hand, 86 per cent Indians are of the opinion that lust is not the sole reason behind live-ins and more than 45 per cent say that it is more of compatibility testing before marriage.

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In the report, 45 per cent respondents have also said that since Indian society constantly judges unmarried couples staying together, any move by the judiciary to support this will not have any effect on their mindset.

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Azhar Iqubal, CEO and Co-founder, Inshorts said: “Live-in relationships, even after being legally recognised by the government, is a forbidden subject of discussion in Indian households. Our current survey was focused on capturing the sentiments of our Indian youth on such delicate issues.” (IANS)