Gender discrimination in India begins at birth. In our country women are the worst sufferers. Social prejudices and customs tend to degrade their position. When a female child is born. It is not regarded as a happy event. She is not welcomed with the deep warmth of heart. Instead of being delighted the male members think that she has come to add to their misery. Even the mother of the female child is not welcomed cordially for giving birth a female child. Rather she is held in great contempt. Obviously there are many reasons behind this social superstition. First of all she is regarded as a liability to be got rid of as soon as possible, her marriage drives her parents mad for our evil dowry system. Her parents try to find a husband for her even before she attains physical and mental maturity. Her marriage may cost her parents a heavy amount of money. Religious misinterpretation and social structures discourage often prevent girls from going to co-education schools this problem cannot be solved overnight. To solve this problem our outlook towards the girls should be made self-sufficient by giving them proper education and employment. They should be provided the same type of food as are given to male children. Early marriage should be stopped.