Daughter's day
Daughter's Day is being celebrated in India on Thursday, August 11.Alia Bhatt/Twitter

India celebrates Daughter's Day on Aug. 11, 2016, after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi started a campaign to celebrate the country's women. Gandhi's initiative is part of the central government's Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign, a programme that seeks to reduce female foeticide, improve sex ratio and stress on the importance of education for girls. 

Gandhi, who kick-started the celebrations by posting a picture of her daughter-in-law and grand daughter on Twitter, asked people to commend the women in their families using the ##BBBPDaughtersWeek and #BBBP. 

If you're wondering how to make your daughter or daughter-in-law feel special, then here are a few quotes, wishes and SMS texts that capture the significance of these women in your life. 

A daughter is the happy memories of the past,
the joyful moments of the present,
and the hope and promise of the future.

It's wonderful to have a daughter like you who brings happiness to the family. That's why, on Daughter's Day, you're wished all the things you rightfully deserve.

A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter- Euripides. 

I love my daughter, but there's a certain feeling, a certain emotion when you got a granddaughter, you know? Bernie Mac

Happy Daughter's day to a wonderful daughter. Today and always, you're thought of with more love and pride than you can imagine.

I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn't define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her a intelligent, strong and responsible woman- Isaiah Mustafa. 

A daughter is a mother's partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self.

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.

With each passing day
you have evolved
as a beautiful individual
And on Daughters Day
I want you to know
That I am proud of you!

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