Srinagar, Jan 24: A programme on National Girl Child Day-2024 under Beti Bachao Beti Padao (BBBP) initiative was today held at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kothibagh to Honour Birth of Girl Child.
The event was held with an aim to sensitise masses about the significance of Birth of Girl Child and to highlight the opportunities created for women empowerment and emancipation.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat was the Chief Guest of the Programme which was jointly organised by the District Administration Srinagar and District Social Welfare Office.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner underscored the importance of birth of Girl Child and said Women empowerment is among top priorities of the Administration. He said the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) initiative has been launched to address concerns of gender discrimination and women empowerment.
The DC laid emphasis on launching wider awareness on a large scale to create a positive environment that values the girl child and prevent gender-bias, ensuring survival and protection of the girl child.
The DC also highlighted the initiatives of the Government launched for empowerment and overall development of girl child to educate and empower them. He said several measures have been taken to ensure they are at par with boys in every respect, besides providing reservation options, entrepreneurship avenues to foster their economic growth and securing the financial future of the girls. The DC asked the organizers to launch mass awareness regarding Women Centric Schemes, Skill Development, BBBP and Legal Services through such programmes to achieve desired targets at ground level.