Pulwama: The District Administration Pulwama in collaboration with Department of Social Welfare Tuesday celebrated 16th National Girl Child Day under the banner “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” (BBBP) at Auditorium Hall of Govt Boys Degree College Pulwama, here.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Baseer-Ul-Haq Choudhary was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that this day is celebrated to increase the living space of girls in the society. He said that coordinated and convergent efforts are needed to ensure survival, protection and education of the girl child.
The DC on the occasion enumerated various innovative interventions undertaken under BBBP scheme including celebration of the birth of girl child, capacity building of ICDS and health officials regarding implementation of PCPNDT Act and health issues of newborn babies and mothers.
He said that the Government is committed to ensure that every girl child gets all her rights. He urged people to ensure the ‘Right to Dignity’ of girls. While inculcating good habits among their daughters, parents should make them aware of the values of their dignity, he added.
On the occasion, the DC said that the female folk must realise their importance and role in society. He said the girls who have achieved success in various fields of life must act as ambassadors to guide other girls to utilise their potential in a proper way.
The DC added that be it sports, literature, science or education, the girls have proven their mettle in every field which needs to be appreciated and felicitated. He further said that all the line departments should work in tandem to address the skewed sex ratio. He stressed to promote women empowerment and reinforce gender equality under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme.
On the occasion, speakers from Health and Education Departments highlighted the significance of girl child, its education and nourishment.
Songs, cultural events and anthem were presented on the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” theme.
Later, the DC felicitated the mothers of newly born girl child with baby kits and handed over Ladli Beti sanction letters.
ACR Pulwama, CPO Pulwama, District Health Officer, DEPO Pulwama, other concerned officers, Anganwari workers, helpers, supervisors and a large number of people were also present in the function.