Ecstatic with the birth of a baby girl, a family in a village in Rajasthan’s Nagaur district went all out to welcome the girl child in a helicopter.
Hanuman Prajapat’s wife Chuki Devi gave birth to their daughter Riya – the first girl child born in their house in 35 years – on March 3, after which she went to her parent’s house in Harsolav village with the baby.
To mark the joyous occasion, the family on Wednesday (April 21) hired a helicopter to bring the newborn daughter from the house of her maternal grandparents. The distance between Harsolav village and Nimbdi Chandawata is of nearly 40 km
It is interesting to note that for the 10-minute helicopter ride, the family spent around Rs 5 lakh which they managed to arrange by selling their crops.
Madanlal Prajapat, the grandfather of Riya, said that there are still some people in the society who feel sad when a daughter is born in their house but he feels that daughters are far better than sons.
“I had already decided 10 years ago that when the daughter is born at my home, she will be given a grand welcome and she will be brought by a helicopter,” he added.
“My family has started this practice and I hope that now other people of the village and society will also take inspiration and celebrate the birth of their daughters,” Madanlal said.
Prajapat said that there should be no discrimination between a girl and a boy and that he will make his daughter study and fulfil all her dreams.
“It is usually seen that people do not celebrate the birth of a girl. We wanted to make the arrival of my daughter, my princess very special and this was the most I could have done to show how special my daughter is to me and my family,” said the proud father.