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Anjuli Bhargava
It was when Educate Girls CEO Safeena Hussain personally came across three little girls -  “Achuki”, “Naraz” Nath and “Antim Bala” - that she decided to up the ante; she at least could no longer live with this. 

“Achuki” meaning arrived unwanted, “Naraz” meaning angry and “Antim Bala” meaning the “last girl” were named to capture the reaction of the family when they were born. Naraz’s family was so “angry” at her birth that she was named to reflect the mood. In contrast, Antim Bala was more of a hopeful epithet. Achuki reflected resigned acceptance of one’s ill fate. Rural

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First Published: Dec 20 2019 | 10:43 PM IST

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