• 04 Feb, 2023

National Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day

Every year on January 24, National Girl Child Day is observed in the nation with the goal of giving Indian girls support and opportunities. It strives to raise awareness of girls' rights, the value of their education, and the importance of their health and nutrition.

National Girl Child Day

 

About Girl Child Day


Every year on January 24, National Girl Child Day is observed in the nation with the goal of giving Indian girls support and opportunities. It strives to raise awareness of girls' rights, the value of their education, and the importance of their health and nutrition. It also aspires to elevate the status of girls in society to improve their standard of living. One of the biggest issues that girls and women deal with throughout their lives is gender discrimination. The Ministry of Women and Child Development established National Girl Child Day in 2008.

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As part of their congratulations, a number of Union ministers listed the steps the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Center has taken to promote "women-led development."

Jagat Prakash Nadda, the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also expressed his best wishes, noting that the government is taking action "to empower women and make them self-reliant."

National Girl Child Day's Goals

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The goal of National Girl Child Day is to eliminate gender-based prejudices, raise awareness of the rights that girls possess, and provide them with equal chances to boys and men. The celebration of this day also aims to raise people's awareness of gender inequality and educate them on girls' education.

Basically, to esteem and respect them equally with everyone else, to change perceptions about girls, and to lessen discrimination. The major goals are to alter how society views females, reduce female feticide, and raise awareness of the declining sex ratio.

History of Girl Child Day

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With the intention of increasing societal awareness of the female child so that she might be loved and respected, the Indian

the government announced January 24 to be observed as National Girl Child Day in 2008.

Steps the Government Has Taken

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Over the years, the Indian government has taken a number of actions to better the lives of girls. The following are just a few of the campaigns and programs the government has launched:

   • Keep the Girl Child Safe
   • Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao
   • Samriddhi Yojana for Sukanya
   • Udaan Scheme for CBSE
   • Free or reduced-cost education for girls,
   • Reservation for women at institutions and colleges
   • National Girls Secondary Education Incentive Program