National Girl Child Day Observed Today

by Sheela Philomena on  January 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM Child Health News
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The National Girl Child Day is being observed on 24th January with the objective of raising consciousness of the society towards the girl child so that she can be valued and respected. Ministry of Women and Child Development has been taking a multi pronged approach to address and reverse the trend of declining child sex ratio in the country.
 National Girl Child Day Observed Today
National Girl Child Day Observed Today

The objective of all these initiatives is to work towards ensuring that girls are born, loved and nurtured and grow up to become empowered citizens of this country with equal rights and opportunities.

As part of the activities being undertaken to celebrate the National Girl Child Day, a nation-wide slogan writing competition amongst high school children in the age group of 14-18 years is being organized by the National Mission for Empowerment of Women under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

The objective of organizing this competition is to let students suggest a fresh mnemonic through the slogans for the theme "save the girl child'.

The slogan should reflect the larger concern of gender equity and empowerment of girls in a rights based approach.

Source: ANI

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