Varanasi, Feb 7: In India, female foeticide is still prevalent in many parts of India. Goa Governor Mridula Sinha recently threw light on her birth that how her mother wanted to abort her, when she got pregnant at the age of 40.
According to media reports, Sinha made the shocking revelation, while addressing a public rally at Varanasi. Sinha said that how her mother had consumed some pills, in an attempt to abort her, but her father had saved her from being killed before birth.
While praising her father, Sinha said that her father made sure that she gets proper education, to be self-reliant.
While talking about Modi government's "beti bachao, beti padhao" campaign, Sinha stressed that "parivar bachao" should also be added to this slogan.
She also highlighted the need and significance of having grandparents in a family.
73-year-old Sinha is a renowned writer in Hindi literature and she hails from Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. Sinha accomplished her post graduation in psychology and she was a school principal at a school in Motihari.
She was sworn-in as Goa governor on Aug 25, 2014. Sinha is one of the Swachh Bharat ambassadors appointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.