International Day of Girl Child celebrated

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 11: Jammu & Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (JKSCPWCR) in collaboration with Government Degree College Majalta, organized an awareness programme on ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ at Government Degree College Majalta, Udhampur today.
Chairperson JKSCPWCR, Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi, while addressing on the occasion as chief guest, advocated that gender inequality and disparity must be done away with in every strata of society and stringent laws be enacted to penalize those who discriminate on the basis of gender.
She said that efforts would be made to constitute Child Protection Committees in every educational and childcare institution to protect and propagate the rights of children especially girls. She stressed the need for evolving an appropriate mechanism to punish the guilty in cases of violence and atrocities against girls.
Elucidating several women oriented Government schemes envisaging their socio-economic emancipation, the Chairperson made a mention of several schemes like ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign, Sukanya Samridhi Yojna etc. She emphasized optimum utilization of these programmes for promoting interests of girls in the society.
She urged all the stakeholders to help towards containing certain social evils being committed against the females like female feticide, early child marriage, sexual violence, domestic violence and related atrocities.
Meanwhile, the students of Doon International School Jammu celebrated the ‘International Day of Girl Child’ by organizing an awareness programme at Green Belt Park Channi Himmat to sensitize the general public about the importance of addressing the needs and challenges of a girl child. The students presented an array of performances to promote ‘Girl Empowerment’ and also to spread the idea that investing in girls and their education is a moral imperative and a matter of basic justice and equality. The highlight of the programme was the ‘Nukkad Natak’ which portrayed the dreams, aspirations and ambitions of a girl child.


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