National Girl Child Day 2022: This day is in line with the government’s campaigns and programs like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Save the Girl Child. Know about the history, significance, celebrations of this year
Since 2008, every year 24 January is celebrated as National Girl Child Day in India. Celebrations across the country are led by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The day aims to spread awareness among the public about the inequalities faced by girls in Indian society, the rights of the girl child and the importance of women’s education, health and nutrition.
The day is in line with the government’s campaigns and programs such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Save the Girl Child, free/subsidized education and reservation for women in colleges and universities.
The day is celebrated annually with programs and programs based on themes. In 2019, the theme was ‘Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow’. It was ‘My voice, our common future’ in 2020. In 2021, the theme of National Girl Child Day was ‘Digital Generation, Our Generation’.
This year, the Ministry of Culture is organizing an event called ‘Umang Rangoli Utsav’ as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. As part of the programme, the participating teams will decorate Rangolis at over 50 special locations across the country, said a press release yesterday.
Kilometre long Rangoli decorations will be made on the roads and squares named after female freedom fighters or female role models of the country.
In addition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact and felicitate the awardees of the Prime Minister’s National Children’s Award (PMRBP) on this day in the presence of the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani and Minister of State Munjpara Mahendrabhai.