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National Girl Child Day in India: Exploring History and Significance

National Girl Child Day is celebrated annually on January 24 to raise awareness of the difficulties that girls in Indian society endure. The goal of the day is to advocate for equal opportunities in education, healthcare, and nutrition as well as to raise awareness of the injustices that girls face.

The government wants to highlight the values of equality and dignity for all girls through National Girl Child Day. This yearly celebration emphasizes how crucial it is to provide females respect and equal chances, since this advances their education and general well-being.

National Girl Child Day aligns with other government-initiated campaigns and initiatives in India, such as Beti Padhao and Beti Bachao. It symbolizes a concerted effort to address issues including child marriage, prejudice, and violence against girls.

History

Since its establishment in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, National Girl Child Day has been observed annually with a recurring theme. This program acknowledges the unique difficulties faced by females, including but not limited to gender disparity in the workplace, barriers to education, dropout rates, health care concerns, child marriage, and gender-based violence.

Significance

This yearly event is very important since it addresses the issues faced by Indian females and promotes gender equality. The purpose of National Girl Child Day is to raise awareness of the critical role that education, health care, and social support play in empowering girls. The project recognizes the potential in every girl child and advocates for a world where girls may participate meaningfully in society and have equal chances.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has saluted the indomitable spirit and accomplishments of the Girl Child on National Girl Child Day. Shri Modi has also recognised the rich potential of every girl child in all sectors. Shri Modi said that over the last decade, our government has been making many efforts to build a nation where every girl child has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

In a X post, the Prime Minister said;

“On National Girl Child Day, we salute the indomitable spirit and accomplishments of the Girl Child. We also recognise the rich potential of every girl child in all sectors. They are change-makers who make our nation and society better. Over the last decade, our government has been making many efforts to build a nation where every girl child has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.” 

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