The National Girl Child was initiated first by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India in the year 2008.
It is celebrated all over the country every year on 24th January.
The Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development Mrs. Smriti Z Irani also tweeted today regarding National Girl Child Day.
The National Girl Child Day is in line with campaigns and programs of the Indian government like ”Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”, ”Save The Girl Child”, free subsidised education, and reservation for women in colleges, universities and jobs.
The Ministry of Culture has organised an event called ”Umang Rangoli Utsav” as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Rangoli will be made on 50 different locations across the country on streets which would might be some kilometres long.
Significance of National Girl Child Day
It’s main significance is to promote awarness of the issues faced by the girl child in India, related to education, nutrition, child marriage, legal rights, medical care, protection and honour with the aim to spread public awarness about inequalities with the female child have to face.
Objectives of National Girl Child Day
The main objectives for National Girl Child Day is –
- To spread awarness among people about the inequalities faced by the girls in the country
- To promote awarness regarding the rights of girl children
- To increase awarness on the importance of female education, health and nutrition