Bikaner: The district administration of Bikaner has started a unique initiative to welcome a girl child. On birth of every girl, the family, doctors and NGOs will plant a sapling to welcome her to the world.
The plant will be tended to by the parents of the girl child and the district administration, district collector Vedprakash said.
The initiative is under the purview of ‘Balika Upwan’ programme and aims at promoting the birth of girl child. The initiative will begin on January 24 celebrated as National Girl Child Day.
The collector also gave directions to the Prince Bijaysingh Memorial government hospital authorities to identify places for plantation.
The plantation will be carried out in the hospital premises, community health centres and schools.