A country where the “Female” gender is worshiped as a goddess, a country where daughters are considered to be on top, marks its National Girl Child Day on 24th January every year.
The day is celebrated to increase the consciousness of the people about the girl child. Various campaigns and events are organized to celebrate the day by sending the message to reduce the inequalities of a girl child and create a better world around them.
The National Girl Child day was launched by the Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Mr. Rakesh Srivastava in the year 2008. This day is a way to create awareness about the issues that most of the girls dealt in their day to day life, be it their health, mental or physical illness.
The objectives of celebrating the National Girl Child Day are:
- To make sure that each and every girl child is getting their equal rights in the country.
- To understand and increase the female to male ratio in the country.
- To spread gender equality among the people of India and clearing out the myths and stereotypes spread about gender.
The Government organized various campaigns like “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” and “Save The Girl Child”. Various NGOs have also come forward to fight against the social issue of the country and make it better.
So let’s celebrate this National Girl Child Day with a motive to save the girl child and spread the awareness as much as we can.
Because together we can conquer anything!