National Girl Child Day 2019 observed in India

• National Girl Child Day is celebrated to increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society.

• Inequality about girl child is a vast problem which includes many areas like inequality in education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, protection, honour, child marriage and so many.

Theme for 2019
• The day in 2019 is celebrated with theme of “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow”.

• Many programmes are organised and scheduled for the occasion including awareness campaign on save girl child, child sex ratios and creating a healthy and safe environment for a girl child.

Awardees
• Haryana would be awarded for its good performance for the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative of the national government.

• Rajasthan would also be included in the award for its improved performance for the same.

• Andhra Pradesh would be celebrating a weeklong event on the occasion of National Girl Child Day.

• The event will include awareness programs, self-defence training, drawing and painting competitions for children, child literacy etc.

Objectives behind the observance of day:

• To celebrate the accomplishments of girl children and bring focus on important issues such as declining sex ratio, female foeticide, child marriage, gender inequality and disparity in India.

• To highlight the importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children.

• To develop an enabling environment for girls where they will feel safe and will be able to utilise their potential fully.

• To offer support and expand the scope of opportunities for girls in the nation.

• To remove different types of social discrimination and exploitation faced by with them.

• To raise awareness among the girls that they have equal rights to quality education, health care and nutrition.

• To make girls aware of all their legal and human rights in the country.

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Mains Paper 2: Governance

Prelims level: National Girl Child Day 2019

Mains level: Details of the National Girl Child Day 2019

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