Indian society is progressing slowly but steadily. We are slowly broadening our perspective and opening our minds to new ideas through social sector initiatives.
Few prominent changes that occurred due to social sector initiatives
1. LGBTQ community
LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer. The people of this community have faced abandonment from the law and society for years. But it is only through the social sector initiatives that they are now existent in the eyes of the law. In 2019, the supreme court decriminalized section 377 of the Indian constitution. Even before the matter reached the court, the fight for the LGBT community in India has been going on for many since on social media platforms. Activists took many initiatives through the social sector to reach the right people. They lead to the freedom of this community.
2. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
This mission was launched all over India in 2014. It aims to clean the streets, roads, and buildings in every part of the country, be it rural or urban areas. The focus was to eliminate open defecation by the construction of toilets owned by households and communities. It also accounts for the mechanism of monitoring toilet use. This mission is the largest cleanliness drive in India to date. Millions of people participated in it. And the government gained maximum participation by promoting it on a social level through various media platforms.
3. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana
It is a campaign launched by the Indian government in 2015. The main aim of this mission is to address the issue of declining sex ratio in India. Through the eradication of female foeticide and educating girl children, this mission can accomplish its birth. To boost this campaign, Sakshi Malik was made brand ambassador. It focuses on gender critical areas and develops communication to promote gender equality.
4. #MeToo movement
This social movement began in India in 2017 when Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. Many women from the Bollywood industry and other fields came out. They shared their stories of sexual assault. It sparked an inspiration among the common women to come forward and fight. The social media platforms started showing some cringing stories of harassment and battles fought to end it.
5. #SheMustCount campaign
This campaign was initiated by a Canadian actress, Marie Avgeropoulus in association with Food For Life Vrindavan organization. It aims at supporting the education of a girl child and abolishing child marriage in remote areas.
It was launched in 2017 aimed at educating girls and avoiding child marriage. They ran a school that provided free education to the girls on conventional subjects and vocational subjects. To boost this campaign they also released a documentary to collect funds. So that they get more girls sponsors so that they could go to school.
7. DIKSHA for teachers
Another social sector initiatives that we encourage, the digital platform ‘DIKSHA’. It was launched by the Human Resource Development ministry of the Government of India. It is a learning portal for teachers. We have seen that many times, a village will have a school but, they do not have proper teachers. The teachers in these schools are either not qualified or are single-handedly running the entire school. This app not only trains teachers but also, helps students learn. It also indirectly teaches many people to use technology to its fullest potential.
Impact of these social sector initiatives
It’s good to see the government and many organizations taking many steps to improve the education situation of our country. Looking at their efforts gives us hope of India having a 100% literacy rate, one day. This can be possible only if everyone helps out. Everyone must join this mission to educate the people of our country. So that they could spread their wings and achieve their dreams.
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