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National Girl Child Day

This topic provides information about the National Girl Child Day celebrated on 24 January every year.

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24.  The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India initiated this celebration in 2008.

Objectives

The objective of celebrating National Girl Child Day are as follows.

  • Highlight the inequalities faced by girls in the country
  • Promote awareness about the rights of a girl child
  • Generate awareness on importance of girl education, health and nutrition

NGCD 2019

The theme of NGCD 2019 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.

The celebrations also marked the anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme.

At the national level, the occasion was marked by felicitation of the 5 States and 25 Districts under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme for their exemplary performance. A booklet on “Innovations under BBBP” was also 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.

Source : PIB

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Sankar Panda Jun 05, 2019 06:14 PM

Hi Ms. Shraddha, On that day Shrimathi Indira Gandhi elected as Prime Minister.
She is the first Woman Prime of India. With respect on her, we celebrate 24th Jan as National Girl child day from 2008
Hope helpful

Shraddha Rajput Sep 27, 2018 04:33 PM

Why this day is celebrated on 24th january ? International girl child day is celebrated on 11 October, while in maharashtra state girl child day is celebrated on 3rd January ( in the memory of Savitribai Phule who started first school for girls in maharashtra )

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