It is terribly sad to note that even today our Indian society is marked by deep-rooted gender inequality with preference for a son over a daughter being an acceptable notion. When Ashu, youngest of seven daughters was born, her parents very extremely unhappy as they had been expecting a son. As the girl grew up, she often received ill-treatment from her parents and had to deal with a lack of care and attention. She was enrolled in school but no importance was given to her education. At the age of 12, Ashu was made to drop out as her parents believed that educating her will yield nothing good.