National Girl Child Day

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News: Since 2008, the National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development

Objectives:

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

Additional Information:

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

  • It was launched in 2015. The scheme is aimed at promoting gender equality and the significance of educating girls.
  • It is targeted at improving the Child Sex Ratio through multi-sectoral interventions.
  • The scheme is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of (a) Women and Child Development (b) Health & Family Welfare and (c) Human Resource Development.