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National Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day

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 2020

The NGCD 2020 was celebrated across the nation 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.

Source : PIB



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