24th January: National Girl Child Day

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Every year 24th January is celebrated as National Girl Child Day to spread awareness about the gender-based discrimination that girls face in the society.

  • The day was observed for the first time in 2008 as an initiative taken by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India.
  • The objective of the day is to spread awareness among the public about inequities faced by girls in Indian society, to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child and the importance of female education, health, and nutrition.

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