About the Initiator

I am Sunil Jaglan in age 27, I was elected village head (Sarpanch) for a village named Bibipur in District Jind (Haryana) - INDIA. There is an inspirational story behind idea of Selfie With Daughter revolution. On June 24, 2012 I became a father of a girl child and I was shocked at hospital, when I tried to give some money to nurse as a celebration on the birth of my girl. The nurse replied, we accept these type of celebration money only on the birth of a male baby. There I felt embarrassed and got an idea.

The next day I got an information about girl sex ratio of my village, that figure was very low and then I think about to stop female foeticide. Then I start work on women empowerment in my village. More than one hundred campaigns were moved on women empowerment.

After 26 Months, I got second girl child. One day I saw a trailer of a song “ Selfie Le Le Re” of Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. My daughter Nandini picks on my mobile and saw on mobile’s screen herself, then I got an idea to connect my women empowerment campaigning with song ‘Selfie Le Le Re’. Generally, I watched PM Sh. Narender Modi to take selfies also. Then I decide to start a campaign on Selfie With Daughter to inspire our society, so that parents feel proud on birth of girls. After praising by PM Shri. Narender Modi, this campaign turned into a “World wide revolution”

‘So now me and my team will continue this Selfie With Daughter revolution” on June 9, of every year.

Sunil Jaglan Interview

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