Village in India Fights Daughter Deficit, Plants 111 Trees Whenever a Girl is Born
Typically in Asian cultures, the birth of a girl is considered an unfortunate responsibility because of the dowry system that puts financial stress on the parents’ future. For this reason, daughters were never as celebrated as sons.
But in one village in India, the residents celebrate the birth with a unique ritual of planting one hundred and eleven fruit trees.
Through this tradition, every time a girl is born, the people of Piplantri, Rajasthan combat the historical prejudice against daughters and beautify their homeland at the same time.
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