Edu institutes, Govt Deptts celebrate Nat’l Girl Child Day

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 24: Educational institutions and Government Departments across Jammu Province celebrated National Girl Child Day on Tuesday.
While some of the institutions took out rallies to sensitise the masses the importance of saving and educating the girl child others held symposium, poster making and reel making competitions. Slogans writing and poetry recitation programs were also organised by some institutes to celebrate the day.
Centre for Women’s Studies in collaboration with the Office of Programme Coordinator NSS, University of Jammu celebrated the National Girl Child Day by organising a rally followed by a Nukkad Natak staged at Dhanvnatri Library. The artists highlighted through the Nukkad Natak the problem of eve teasing, dowry harassment, and female infanticide.
At the Central Sanskrit University, Shri Ranbir Campus, Jammu, the program began with the Vedic Manglacharan. On this occasion, several girls who got the highest marks in the University examinations were felicitated by the guests.
To celebrate the National Girl Child Day, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, Prof Akbar Masood approved 50% tuition fee waiver for only female girl child of any parent admitted in any academic programme at the varsity with effect from the forthcoming academic session. The move was hailed by the BGSBU fraternity and the civil society.
NSS Unit of the Government College of Education, Canal Road, Jammu, under the patronage of Principal Prof Aekta Gupta, observed the National Girl Child Day in the college premises today.
A slogan writing competition was conducted on the occasion and the students and NSS volunteers enthusiastically participated in the same.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal of the College said that National Girl Child Day is observed to promote the rights, education, health and nutrition of girls and day coincides with Government initiatives and campaign.
Dr Shubhra Jamwal, Programme Officer of NSS, who organized the competition, said that a world devoid of girls would be like a world devoid of water.
Prof Satish Sharma, Prof Anju Bala, Prof Seema Kumari, Prof Sarita Dogra Prof Shapia, Prof Neeraj , Prof Radhika were present on the occasion

Centre for Women’s Studies of Government College for Women, Parade, Jammu, celebrated the National Girl Child Day to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child. A movie show, followed by an interactive session on the theme of gender discrimination and women empowerment was also organised by the centre.
Women Development Cell along with Literary Committee and the Arabic Department of Government Degree College, Thannamandi organised a rally on the theme “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” as part of the National Girl Child Day today.
The NSS unit “Prabha” of Government Degree College, Ramgarh also took out a rally on “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” as an extension activity on the sixth day of the ongoing 7-da-long NSS Special Winter camp under “My College My Pride” and “My Town My Pride” initiatives.
A poster making/slogan writing competition was organised on the theme “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow” by the CASH Committee and the NSS unit of the Government Degree College, RS Pura to celebrate the National Girl Child Day. A Nukkad Natak was also performed by the college students to sensitise the masses on the importance of girl child.
In order to raise awareness on gender equality and social evil of female foeticide, Department of Sociology, Government Degree College, Pouni in collaboration with “Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee” organised a poster making competition on the theme “Gender Equality and Female Foeticide”.
NSS unit of Government Degree College, Jourian in collaboration with Women Development Cell and CASH Committee organised a reel making event in the college on the 8th day of the NSS Winter Camp on the theme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.
As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav program, a slogan writing competition was organised by Government Degree College, Darhal to educate masses about the rights of the girl child, importance of their education, health & nutrition, medical care, protection, honour, and the problem of child marriage.
Under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Shikshit Bharat Abhjiyan, the Government Degree College, Neeli Nallah, Udhampur organized a symposium, poster making and slogan writing competition. Through the symposium, poster making and slogan writing, the college students expressed their views on rights of the girl child.
Government Degree College, Marheen celebrated the National Girl Child Day by organising series of programs including poetry recitation, speeches, songs and skits on the theme “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”.
District Hub for Empowerment of Women (DHEW) in Collaboration with the One Stop Centre (OSC) organised a series of activities to mark the celebration of the National Girl Child Day. The DHEW and OSC team felicitated the mothers of newly born girl children at District Hospital Reasi and distributed baby kits among the mothers of the girl children.
Mission Shakti Doda, in collaboration with the District Social Welfare Department organised an impressive programme here in the Community Hall to mark the celebration of the National Girl Child Day, where DC Doda, Vishesh Paul Mahajan, CEO, Principal DIET, DIO DPR, DSWO, Incharge Mission Shakti, and girl students threw light on protection of the rights of girl child and initiative taken by the Government in this regard. A skit by girls from Nari Niketan on “Save the Girl Child” was also staged on the occasion.
Nari Niketan Rajouri in collaboration with One Stop Centre & CBRC Rajouri also celebrated the National Girl Child Day by organising a daylong workshop on basic sketching and painting to encourage the girl inmates to display their talent.