Modi, Shah, ministers salute ‘Desh Ki Beti’ on National Girl Child Day
The central government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on National Girl Child Day on Sunday.
India celebrates the National Girl Child Day, an initiative of the ministry of women and child development, every year on January 24.
“On National Girl Child Day, we salute our #DeshKiBeti and the accomplishments in various fields,” Modi said in a tweet.
The central government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity, he said.
“Today is also a day to specially appreciate all those working towards empowering the girl child and ensuring she leads a life of dignity and opportunity,” the prime minister said in another tweet.
Home Minister Amit Shah praised Modi for campaigns like ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, aimed to empower girls in the country.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “On Prime Minister @narendramodi’s call, 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' was made a public campaign by the country, which led to an increase in enrollment of girls in schools and unprecedented improvement in the sex ratio.”
“On National Girl Child Day, we reiterate our commitment to make our #DeshKiBeti Aatmanirbhar,” he added.
Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani also tweeted on the occasion.
Posting a picture with her two daughters, she tweeted, “My daughters are my pride who have set out onto different frontiers with determination and confidence. Give a shoutout to a #DeshKiBeti and celebrate their achievements.”