National Girl Child Day: Ensure Equal Opportunities For Girls, Says PM Narendra Modi

National Girl Child Day is celebrated on January 24.

New Delhi: On the occasion of National Girld Child Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the promotion of gender equality and ensure equal opportunities for the girl child.

The Prime Minister, who initiated the gender awareness campaign “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, said this in a tweet, “National Girl Child Day is a day to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the girl child, whose excellence in many fields makes us proud.”

He said that it was imperative to reject discrimination against the girl child and ensure equal opportunities for them.

“Let us reaffirm our commitment to challenging stereotypes based on gender and promote sensitisation as well as equality,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu tweeted, “On National Girl Chid Day let us rededicate ourselves to the cause of women empowerment.”

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu tweeted, “Let’s celebrate our proud daughters today on National Girl Child Day. A day to reinforce our commitment to women empowerment & safety.”

“Girls, whenever provided the opportunity have done the nation proud,” tweeted Textiles Minister Smirti Irani.

“Today on National Girl Child Day, let’s rededicate ourselves to empower, nurture & motivate girls to pursue their dreams,” tweeted Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal.

Hashtag #IndiaWithDaughters trended on Twitter and Twitterati hailed the achievements of India’s daughters.

Two years after the Prime Minister launched the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign, the country has seen many widespread sensitization programmes aimed at educating girls, supporting them in their dreams and curbing sex-selective abortions.

The Minsitry of Women and Child Development also tweeted about the achievements of sports personalities- Olympians PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, former female table tennis champion Indu Puri, India’s women fighter pilots Avani Chaturvedi, Mohana Singh and Bhawana Kanth, social activist Sunitha Krishnan and many other noted women presonalities to mark the celebratory day.

(With inputs from agencies)

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