On National Girl Child Day, We Salute Our Desh Ki Beti : PM Modi
On National Girl Child day, PM Modi expressed his gratitude to the ‘Daughters of India’. India celebrates the National Girl Child Day every year on January 24. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
Prime Minister Modi took to twitter and greeted ‘daughters of India’ and said it is an occasion to specially appreciate those working towards the empowerment of girl children.
PM tweeted, “On National Girl Child Day, we salute our #DeshKiBeti and the accomplishments in various fields. The Central Government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity.”
“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 tweeted.
PM appreciated all those who have continuously worked for empowerment of girl child and wrote, “Today is also a day to especially appreciate all those working towards empowering the girl child and ensuring she leads a life of dignity and opportunity.”
He also tweeted about the discrimination that a girl in India faces and how it should be rejected by everyone. “It is imperative to reject discrimination against the girl child and ensure equal opportunities for the girl child,” he wrote.
Union Minister Smriti Irani tweeted on this occasion, “My daughters are my pride who have set out onto different frontiers with determination and confidence. Give a shoutout to a #DeshKiBeti and celebrate their achievements.”
Kiren Rijiju tweeted, “Our daughters are our future. Today as we celebrate the National Girl Child Day, let’s follow PM Modi Ji’s commitment in ensuring equal rights and opportunities for India’s pride #DeshKiBeti Let’s put all out support to #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao.”
In the year 2008, the government declared January 24 as National Girl Child Day, with the objective of raising the consciousness of the society towards the girl child so that she can be valued and respected. A special function in the capital city is held every year to celebrate this day. This function honours all the brave and talented daughters of the country who achieved commendable goals last year.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development will celebrate the 13th National Girl Child Day on Sunday, to increase the consciousness of people towards female foeticide and to provide new opportunities to the girl child in society.