Pani Puri Vendor Celebrates Daughter’s Birth By Distributing Rs. 50k Worth Free Pani Puris!
When a girl child is born in India, the parents of the child are made to feel like it’s a burden by our society. Even today, the want for a male child, a son, is still apparent throughout the country. But then there are some who have never subscribed to this misogynist mindset. They celebrate the birth of a girl child as they would a boy. They show society that a daughter is a blessing and not a burden. Remember that Rajasthani family who brought their girl child home in a helicopter?. And if that seems too long ago, then the most recent incident is that of a pani puri wala in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, who distributed free snacks worth Rs. 50,ooo on the birth of his daughter.
On Sunday, Anchal Gupta, a pani puri vendor in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, distributed free pani puris worth Rs. 50k to his customers. Gupta believes that there should be no discrimination on basis of gender and expressed his happiness of becoming a proud father to his newborn daughter by distributing free snacks.
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The 28-year-old Anchal Gupta put up three stalls all over the Kolar area and made an announcement that free pani puris will be available between 1 PM and 6 PM. The announcement spread like wildfire and hundreds of people from all over came to eat the free pani puris. Anchal, who has a limited income, wanted to send a message that being a father of a daughter is something to be proud of.
According to Times Now, when speaking to a leading daily, Anchal Gupta shared all that he was told when people heard that he had become a father to a girl child. He said, “They pulled a face and cautioned me that I would have to face financial burden and what not. I didn’t like it and wanted to send a message as a father. I am proud that I have a daughter… I wanted to prove that every parent should feel proud that they are lucky to have a girl child.”
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It makes me so unbelievably happy to know that there are people like Anchal Gupta who share such an open-minded perspective. Even though he is a pani puri vendor with a limited income, he celebrated the birth of his daughter with everyone and ensured that people know that being a father to a daughter is not a burden but a thing of pride. We need more people who think like him in our society. It is only then that gender discrimination can be eradicated from society.