National Girl Child Day

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National Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day is celebrated across the country on 24 January.

An overview of the news

  • National Women Child Day aims to highlight the prejudice and injustice towards girls.

  • The day also encourages awareness of women's rights in our country.

  • The main objective of this day is to change the attitude of the society towards the girl child, reduce female feticide and create awareness about the declining sex ratio.

  • The Government of India has not officially announced the theme of National Girl Child Day 2023.

  • An event is being organised with the theme "Self Defence Training for Girls"

  • 'Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow' was the theme of 2019.

  • In 2020, the theme was 'My voice, our common future'. The theme of National Girl Child Day in 2021 was 'Digital Generation, Our Generation'.

Background of the day

  • National Girl Child Day was first started in the year 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

  • The main objective of this day is to raise awareness about the inequalities that girls face in education, employment, dress and various other fields.

  • To mark the occasion this year, the Department of Women and Child Development is celebrating National Girl Child Week from 24 to 30 January.

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