Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata takes a stand on female foeticide

In a time when TV shows are leaving no stone unturned to increase their TRP’s, there is one show which is more concerned about social issues. Rajan Shahi’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has always been very keen on giving out social messages to its viewers. Be it usage of paper bags instead of plastic bags or treating people with disabilities with equal respect, this Star Plus weekday show has always educated the viewers. This time the show has gone ahead & focuses on a bigger issue, female foeticide.

In the serial, the central character, Akshara is shown pregnant & visits the doctor for her regular check up along with her mother. Due to some confusion, the two are believed to have come for a sex determination test, when in fact they visit the clinic for a sonography test. The police come into the picture & the mother daughter duo is questioned regarding the same.

What is commendable is that all the characters in the serial are shown to hate such tests and believe that daughters & sons are equal. In fact in the past when another character( read Varsha) was pregnant, there was no speculation regarding the gender of the unborn child and when a girl was born everyone was equally happy. In times when social messages aren’t able to change people’s mentality, such efforts from television serials are highly appreciated. Kudos to YRKKH for the effort!!!