Ministry of Women & Child Development to Celebrate National Girl Child Day tomorrow

Women & Child Development Ministry will celebrate National Girl Child Day (NGCD) tomorrow, the 24th January, 2019 at Pravasi Bharti Kendra, Chankyapuri, New Delhi.

The programme will also observe anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme. The theme of this NGCD is “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow” and celebrating with objectives of generating awareness on the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and create a positive environment around valuing the girl child.

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.

On this occasion of celebration of National Girl Child Day, WCD Minister will be felicitating Principal Secretaries/Commissioners of the 5 States for their overall support, guidance & monitoring of the Scheme.

While the District Magistrates/Deputy Commissioners of 25 Districts covering 21 States/UT Administration will also be felicitated for their exemplary work done in three categories, (i) Effective Community Engagement- (16 districts are selected), (ii) Enforcement of Pre Conception & Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PC&PNDT Act)-(2 districts are selected) and (iii) Enabling Girl Child Education- (7 districts are selected).

A booklet on “Innovations under BBBP” will also be released on the occasion. The Ministry has compiled 38 Innovative Activities from Districts across the country to set an example for other Districts.

These interventions have been categorized according to five themes, which are Survival, Protection, Education, Participation and Valuing Girls.

Another important activity on the occasion is experience sharing of 3 local champions selected under BBBP by Districts. The local champions are acting as a catalyst and inspired other girls as well as parents.

During NGCD, a week long campaign has been planned at District, Block and Anganwadi/Village levels in all the implementing districts across the country.

Joint Secretary, MWCD has inaugurated the week at Karnal, Haryana on 21st January, 2019. The activities includes pre-event activities as a build up to the NGCD and followed by Post event activities and starting from 21st January 2019 as a run up to the NGCD event on 24th January, 2019 and followed by Post event activities until 26th January, 2019

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