Discrimination based on gender is a big issue that females experience throughout their lives all across the country. Every year on January 24, India commemorates National Girl Child Day to raise awareness about a girl child’s rights and the necessity of her education, health, and nutrition. The day correlates with government efforts and programs like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, women’s reservations in colleges and universities, free/subsidised education, and Save the Girl Child.
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Facts about National Girl Child Day
- National Girl Child Day is observed each year, with events and programmes centred on a different theme every time.
- The government has not announced the theme of the National Girl Child Day for the year 2022 yet.
- The theme for National Girl Child Day in 2021 was “Digital Generation, Our Generation”.
- The theme of National Girl Child Day 2020 was “My Voice, Our Common Future”.
- The theme for the National Girl Child Day 2019 was “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow”.
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History of the National Girl Child Day
The Ministry of Women and Child Development initiated the National Girl Child Day in the year of 2008, with the major goal to promote awareness and address disparities that girls encounter in the country, as well as to educate everyone about a girl child’s rights.
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This year, the Ministry of Culture is hosting an event named ‘Umang Rangoli Utsav’ as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’ Over 50 prominent spots across the country will be decorated with Rangolis by the participating teams. A kilometre-long Rangoli will also be made at each National Highway which is named after a female freedom fighter of India.
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