She was in her second year of graduation when the marriage proposal came. She wanted to be a teacher. Despite her several requests, her father did not allow her to continue her studies because he thought he wouldn't find a better proposal for her daughter. The woman is now a mother of a baby girl and she wants her daughter to pursue proper education unlike her.
Not only just marrying off the daughters at a very early age, but forcing them to leave their jobs for marriage is a regular custom in India. Sometimes in the name of family reputation, sometimes for upbringing of babies, there are many excuses.
We often see women are not allowed to do job after marriage. They have to give up their dreams. Thousands of talents get wasted every year. Highly educated women sit at home because neither their in-laws approve their dreams nor their husbands.
Now a days there's a new trend of marrying girls to NRI men and send them abroad. It doesn't matter whether the bride has any scope of getting job in the foreign country or she will have to compromise her whole career. It's ultimately the girl, who has to leave everything and follow her husband's footsteps.
But thankfully there are women who haven't given up as yet. They have fought for their rights, made their way through difficulties and left a mark in the society. We thank them and their families for leaving a ray of hope. Let the hope be our guide for our journey to success.
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