National Girl Child Day 2023: Today, India observed Girl Child Day to raise public awareness about the inequalities that our girls face in our society.
Every year on January 24th, India observes Girl Child Day, which was established in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India.
The goal of celebrating National Girl Child Day is to provide support and opportunities to Indian girls. Gender inequality is one of the major issues that needs to be addressed in India, and it exists in several areas such as legal rights, education, medical care, marriage, and so on. Female foeticide is another major issue that contributes to India’s demographic problems.
Who said what on Girl
- Beyonce > Who runs the world? Girls.
- Gordon B Hinckley > To save a girl is to save generations.
- William Shakespeare > Though she is but little, she is fierce.
- Amit Ray > Smiling face of every little girl is the signature of God’s presence.
- Meghan Markle > It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision. May we empower each other to carry out such vision.
- Bethany Hamilton > Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.
- Malala Yousafzai > We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.
- Hillary Clinton > To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.
Objectives of National Girl Child Day 2023
- To eliminate all inequalities faced by girls.
- To inform people about a girl’s health and nutrition.
- To work on gender discrimination and to educate people.
- To raise awareness about the significance and role of the girl child.
- To provide girls with opportunities and rights in order to improve their lives.
- To give them equal rights and to allow them to move to any part of the country.
- To ensure that all human rights, respect, and value are accorded to girls in the country.
- To raise people’s awareness and provide new opportunities for the girl child in society.
- To work against the decreasing child sex ratio in India and to change people’s perceptions of girls as children.
Hindustan View 24/01/2023