National Girl Child Day will be celebrated on 24 January in Madhya Pradesh on the theme of “Aware girl child-able Madhya Pradesh” (Jagruk Balika-Samarth Madhya Pradesh) under the “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao” scheme. During this, health of girls will be examined. Gender champions at the local level will also be selected.
“The aim of this celebration is to create awareness in the society about the rights of daughters and to provide new opportunities to the daughters for their social and financial development. Apart from Girl child day, Women and Child Development Department will also celebrate National Girl Child Week from January 24 to 30.
During the week, many important programmes like “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao” signature campaign, plantation and name plate drive in the names of daughters, awareness campaign on women’s rights and mass oaths for girl child protection will be administered.