National Girl Child Day 2022: National Girl Child Day is celebrated on 24 January every year in India. The Ministry of Women and Child Development started celebrating National Girl Child Day in 2008. National Girl Child Day 2022 is being celebrated across the country with an aim to create awareness on the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and create a positive environment for assessment of girl child.
This chance Also marks the anniversary of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme. On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted from his official Twitter handle, writing, ‘National Girl Child Day is an opportunity to reiterate our commitment and further strengthen our ongoing efforts to empower the girl child. It is also a day to celebrate the exemplary achievements of the girl child in various fields.
In a subsequent tweet, the PM tweeted, ‘In every development initiative launched by our government, we give utmost priority to empowering the girl child and strengthening our Nari Shakti. Our focus is on ensuring dignity as well as opportunity to the girl child.
This year, the Ministry of Women and Child Development is celebrating the National Girl Child Day in the backdrop of the 75 years of Indian Independence, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Many events are being organized under this occasion. Among these-
1) Achievements of Ministries in Empowerment of the Girl Child
2) Congratulation to young female achievers under the age of 20
3) Launch of new schemes aimed at girl child
4) Selfie with daughter – 75 lakhs
Know about the objectives of celebrating National Girl Child Day:
1) To throw light on the inequalities faced by girls in the country.
2) To promote awareness about the rights of the girl child.
3) To create awareness on the importance of education, health and nutrition of the girl child.
Various Ministries of Government of India such as Ministry of Education, Sports, Skill Development and Department of Science and Technology have started various initiatives and programs for the progress and empowerment of girls.
first published:Jan. 24, 2022, 6:20 p.m.