The Chief Minister of Haryana will be providing passports to the girl students after the completion of their graduate degrees. Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced that the female students of the state will be provided with passports immediately on completion of their graduation degree. Also, all the processes will be followed and completed in the respective colleges itself.
The CM in his announcement said,
The state government has decided that all girl students should get a passport from their institutions along with their graduation degree.
The announcement was made during the “Har Sar Helmet” (Helmet for every head) program organized by Dr.
Mangalsen Auditorium on Saturday. The program solely focussed on spreading awareness of wearing helmets for the safety of citizens. The same was organized to provide learners’ driving licenses and free helmets to about 100 students in Karnal between the age group of 18 to 25.
As the name suggests, the CM stated that the learner’s licenses would be given to students to make them aware of traffic rules. CM Khattar also distributed helmets on this occasion to some of the students. He also added,
Such a program is different from the political subject and it would have long term results.
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He also stated that using and wearing helmets are safety prevention and that could reduce the number of fatalities in accidents. CM Khattar also stated the approximate number of accidents that take place in the country. He quoted,
Around 1,300 accidents take place in the country daily. A majority of the victims without helmet succumb to their injuries. Approximately 13 people die daily in accidents in Haryana.
Khattar also informed about the statistics of the number of accidents that take place and how people are saved by wearing helmets. He added,
Studies show that if a person drives a vehicle wearing a helmet, there is an 80 percent chance of survival in the accident.
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The CM also pointed out to some of the prominent programs like “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao”, and save water for the future, and all other necessary programs are going on in Haryana to protect the environment.
The event was organized by Member of Parliament from, Sanjay Bhatia in collaboration with the international helmet manufacturing company Stud, in which helmets were distributed to more than 100 youth.
While aiming to strike a balance between boys and girls, our governments are swinging the pendulum to the other end. At graduation, both girls and boys, around 21-years of age are ambitious and looking forward to a new life full of opportunities. However, by enabling this one up push only to girls, is clearly a gross violation of our constitution that allows equality for all.
On one end we want to keep instructing our boys how to behave, how to talk, how to respect — which is a must — but then by making them second class citizens, we as a society, are sending out a very wrong and unequal message.