The National Girl Child Day is being observed today. The day is observed for focusing attention on ensuring equal opportunities to the girl child. Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted Desh Ki Beti and the accomplishments in various fields on National Girl Child Day.
In a series of tweets today, Mr Modi said the Central Government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity.
He said today is also a day to specially appreciate all those working towards empowering the girl child and ensuring she leads a life of dignity and opportunity.
Narendra Modi Government has given a lot of emphasis on the issue of girl child’s education of and declining Child Sex Ratio. In January 2015, Narendra Modi government had launched Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme with an objective to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio.
Mr Modi had said that there is an urgent need to reduce the increasing the imbalance in ratio amongst the girl and boy child for the betterment of the society.
AIR correspondent reports that seeing the good progress and improving trend of sex ratio at birth in 161 implementing districts, Mr Modi launched the all India expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao covering all 640 districts in 2018.
In his message, Home Minister Amit Shah said Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao has led to increase in enrollment of girls in schools and unprecedented improvement in the sex ratio. He reiterated the government’s commitment to make the girl child self-reliant.