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NATION CELEBRATES GIRL CHILD DAY

NATION CELEBRATES GIRL CHILD DAY

Context

Nation celebrates National Girl Child day each year on January 24.

Details

  • It is an initiative of the ministry of women and child development and focuses on the need to address the challenges that girls face in Indian society due to gender biases.
  • The initiative was started by the ministry of women and child development in 2008.
  • The objective of celebrating the day is to highlight the inequalities faced by girls in the country, promote awareness about the rights of a girl child and generate awareness on the importance of girl education, health and nutrition.
  • National Girl Child day 2021 is being celebrated across the country with the objective of raising awareness on the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR).
  • The celebrations will also mark the anniversary of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme.
  • To mark National Girl Child Day, the government organises awareness campaigns under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save the girl child, Educate the girl child) scheme.

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