On the occasion of National Girls Child Day 10 districts were felicitated for their contribution towards woman empowerment.
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On the occasion of National Girl Child Day 10 districts were felicitated for their contribution towards woman empowerment. It was celebrated on Tuesday, themed on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’.
- Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu)
- Osmanabad (Maharashtra)
- Raigarh (Chhattisgarh)
- Kathua (J&K)
- Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan)
- North Sikkim (Sikkim)
- Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)
- Yamunanagar (Haryana)
- Mansa (Punjab)
They were recognised for their contribution in different categories which were “effective community engagement, enforcement of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and enabling girl child education”.
2016 Rio Paralympics, silver medalist Deepa Malik; one of the first women fighter pilots Avani Chaturvedi; first women amputee to climb Mount Everest Arunima Sinha; and advisor of Balaknama newspaper Shanno spoke at the event and shared their personal stories. Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi, Secretary WCD, Leena Nair were among many others who attended the event.
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Also, IIHMR University, Jaipur created awareness this World Girl Child Health Day and reported that 56 per cent of the girls between 15-19 years suffer from Anaemia.
Why is the gap between male and female diverging?
With the rise in government taking measures to secure the future and health of the girl child across the nation, there are multiple reasons why inequities still exist and obstruct the growth and development of girl children. Some of the major inequities are primarily due to differential care amongst male and female child, gender inequality exists also due to sex selective abortions and neglecting the female child post birth; thus, putting them to the risk of malnourishment and retardation of growth.