National Girl Child Day
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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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