The nation celebrated National Girl Child Day on Thursday. It was initiated in the year 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development as a national girl’s development mission.
Plan India is celebrating the first-ever ‘International Day the Girl Child’ by illuminating iconic monuments in color pink, said a media report.
The theme of this National lady kid Day is “Empowering Women for a Brighter Tomorrow” and celebrating with objectives of generating awareness on the difficulty of declining kid Sex magnitude relation (CSR) and making a positive surrounding around valuing the lady kid.
The government-initiative has organized various events from January 21 to 26 around the same theme. The seven-day program will include rallies, campaigns, self-defense training programs, tree plantations, and other similar activities.
The official observance is being organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development along with observance of the anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme.
A folder on “Innovations underneath BBBP” also will be free on the occasion. The Ministry has compiled thirty-eight Innovative Activities from Districts across the country to line Associate in Nursing example for different Districts.
These interventions are classified into steps with 5 themes, that square measure Survival, Protection, Education, Participation and Valuing women.
Union Minister, MWCD, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will grace the occasion as Chief Guest and Minister of State, Dr, Virendra Kumar will be the Guest of Honour of the event. Youth bashed up after photo posing with girls go viral
This day is observed so that there is increased awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society including inequality in education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, protection, honor killing, child marriage to name a few.
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on October 11 across countries. The UN observed day internationally promotes girl’s empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights.