A doting mom to a one year-old daughter Aaradhya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai feels that gender discrimination between children is a very wrong thing.
As reported yesterday, The Bachchan family lent their supporting hand to charity organisation Plan India, together raising a whopping Rs.25 lakh (Rs.2.5 million) for a Girl Child Campaign.
Now, the latest we hear is that Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday Oct 11 has been declared as International Day of the Girl Child by the United Nations.
Talking to reporters Abhishek Bachchan says irrespective of any day, children should be loved and taken care of always.
“Our family feels that there should not be just one day we should celebrate as Girl Child Day. It is a good thing that Oct 11 will be for the girl child, but we feel they should be loved and taken care of everyday,” said Abhishek
Aishwarya Rai went a step further and said: “It is the birthright of every child to be enabled and empowered in life… we collectively feel attention needs to be given to every child, period, irrespective of what gender it belongs to.”
She also added, “We are taking up the cause of the girl child as she has silently suffered discrimination and atrocities over the ages,” To this even Amitabh pitched in, “I have a son and a daughter and in my eyes they both are equal.”