By: D.K Choudhary
National Girl Child Day Celebrated on January 24, 2017
i. The National Girl Child Day was celebrated on January 24, 2017 at a special function organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development in New Delhi with focus on celebrating the achievements by nation’s daughters during 2016.
ii. The commendable performance of the female players at the Olympics and Paralympics and a historic induction of the first female fighter pilots into the Indian Air Force made 2016 proud year for India.
iii. The Day has been celebrated on January 24 every year since 2008 to raise awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child and spread the importance of girl child in the society.
iv. The event was marked by release of National Plan of Action for Children 2016. Ten districts under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme were felicitated for their worthy National Girl Child Dayefforts.
v. Besides, the winners of regional level quiz competition on the theme of “Empowerment of Girl Child”, organized for girl students across various Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in Delhi were also awarded at the function.
vi. The event was also marked by regional performance by professional troupes of Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.