President of India launches mobile app ‘Selfie with Daughter’

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The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee launched a mobile Application ‘Selfie with Daughter’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan (June 9, 2017).

The ‘Selfie with Daughter’ campaign was started by Shri Sunil Jaglan in June 2015 in village Bibipur, Jind, Haryana. A former Sarpanch, Shri Jaglan has been working in the field of women empowerment and village development.

The aim of the campaign is to motivate society to feel proud to be parents of a girl child which will result in improving the child sex ratio.

Selfie-with-Daughter has become a world-wide movement against female foeticide and sex selection.

This would eventually help in dealing with the problems arising out of gender imbalance.

The App is an innovative concept and an act of gentle persuasion.

Sex ratio:

The sex ratio is the ratio of males to females in a population. In most sexually reproducing species, the ratio tends to be 1:1. This tendency is explained by Fisher’s principle. For various reasons, however, many species deviate from anything like an even sex ratio, either periodically or permanently.

Sex ratio in India:

In the Population Census of 2011 it was revealed that the population ratio of India 2011 is 940 females per 1000 of males. The Sex Ratio 2011 shows an upward trend from the census 2001 data. Census 2001 revealed that there were 933 females to that of 1000 males.

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