While the majority is still discussing on how to deal with problems of declining sex ratio, violence against women and shrinking greenery, here is a man who has found a novel way to sensitize people on all of them.
'Shloka Beti Garden' is taking shape speedily in Udaipur which would be perhaps the first of its kind in the country. Unlike other gardens, this one would be a platform where parents would rejoice the birth of their girl child.
Daughter's birth would be celebrated here at the expense of the Siddha Peeth which would arrange for rituals like yagya, hawan and prasad to invoke blessings for the infants.
To welcome the daughters as avatars of mother nature and godesses like Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswati, the parents and relatives would be made to plant trees of therapeutic values. The project is the brainchild of Devendra Agrawal, founder of Maa Bhagwati Vikas Sansthan, an NGO, which has been working ardently for the cause of saving abandoned infants especially girls for nine years now in Udaipur.