National Girl Child Day celebrated across J&K, Ladakh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 24: National Girl Child Day was celebrated today with great enthusiasm by various educational institutions across Jammu and Kashmir as well as Ladakh.
Department of Home Science (Human Development), University of Jammu (JU) organized a talk on the topic “Celebrating Girlhood” to mark the National Girl Child Day. Prof Manoj K Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, JU was the chief guest on the occasion. In his address, he highlighted the importance of gender sensitization and awareness at the university level. Resource person, Dr Manju Dhoundiyal, delivered a very informative and thought-provoking talk on “Celebrating girlhood”.
Meanwhile, Centre for Women’s Studies, JU also organized a symposium on the topic “India at Hundred: Women in India in 2047”. About 16 students participated in the symposioum. To celebrate the occasion, NSS Campus Units and office of the Programme Coordinator NSS, JU, organized an essay writing contest, poster making competition and a selfie contest. Dr. Shubhra Jamwal, NSS PO GCOE and Ms Aruna Sharma were the Jugdes.
Department of School Education in collaboration with District Legal services Authority (DLSA) Poonch organized a webinar “Towards Equal Future for All Children” to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child. Prof Vishav Raksha, Director, Centre for Women’s Studies and Head, Department of Sociology, JU, who was the main speaker, stressed the need to identify child diversity at the early years of the child. Wajahat Hussain Kazmi, (Sub Judge) Secretary DLSA Poonch in his address said that society needs to its best to remove discrimination and gender inequality from the society.
NSS unit of Government College of Education Jammu celebrated National Girl Child Day to promote equality among genders and motivate young girls and women to achieve their aspirations and goals fearlessly.
The event was conducted through virtual platform in which students shared their views and laid thrust on ensuring gender equality.
Dr Kulvinder Kour, Principal of the College highlighted the need to be well informed about women’s rights and duties. The NSS volunteers also spoke at length on the topic insisting that a safe and educated girl can tremendously contribute to the overall development of the nation.
NSS Programme Officer, Dr Shubhra Jamwal also enlightened everyone on the benefits of educating a girl child. Prof. arita Dogra, Prof Seema Kumari and Prof Shapia Shameem Bhatti also spoke on the topic.
To celebrate the Day, the NSS unit of KC College of Education conducted an on-line essay writing competition on the topic “Beti Padhao Beti Bachao”, under the guidance of Principal Dr Sanjay Tickoo. About 36 participants from eleven colleges participated in the event.
NSS Unit of Dogra Degree College organized several online events including Selfie with Daughter/Mother and Slogan Writing Competition on “National Girl Child Day”. A number of students participated in the competitions. They posted their selfie with their daughter/mother and made various captivating and informative slogans.
PG Government College for Women, Parade Ground Jammu, organized a series of online activities under the patronage of Principal Dr S P Sarswat. More than 300 students showed their active participation. The event encompasses activities such as poster making competition, essay writing competition, and making of awareness videos on creating healthy and safe environment for girls and female rights.
To celebrate the Day, a Poster Making Competition on the theme ‘Save and Protect the Girl Child’ and a Debate Competition on the theme ‘Rights of Girl Child in India’ were organized in Padma Shri Padma Sachdev Government PG College for Women, Gandhinagar Jammu, under the guidance of Principal Dr Sangita Nagari.
Online events like slogan writing and poetry were organized today by the NCC SW (Girls) of GGM Science College, Jammu under the patron ship of Principal Dr Ravender Tickoo, to mark National Girl Child Day. More than 30 girl cadets participated in the events.
Government Medical College Jammu celebrated National Girl Child Day by organizing a seminar under the patronage of Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal GMC Jammu. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Shashi exhorted everyone to promote awareness about rights of girl child and to promote importance of health, education and nutrition of the girls. The program was attended by HoDs and staff from various departments.
The Day was also celebrated by NSS Unit of Government Maulana Azad Memorial College, a constituent college of the Cluster University of Jammu under the patronage of College Principal (Prof) Dr G S Rakwal. The NSS Volunteers and their family members actively took part in the celebrations by clicking selfies and taking pledges.
Government Degree College (GDC) Paloura conducted virtual poster making competition on the occasion of National Girl Child day under the guidance of Principal Ramneek Kaur. Total 23 NSS volunteers of GDC Paloura participated in the poster making competition on the theme ‘Empowering Girls for Better Tomorrow’.
General Zorawar Singh Memorial Degree College Reasi celebrated the day by organizing various activities. A rally was organized in which students spread the message of “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”. An online essay writing competition was organized on the theme “No Girl, No World”.
GDC Dudu Basantgarh organized an online Poster making competition on the theme “Save girl child” on the occasion of National Girl Child Day. The program was organized under the guidance of Principal Dr Bhavnaish Chand. E-Certificates were given to all the participants.
NSS unit and Department of Sociology, GDC Marh organized a Poster-making competition under the patronage of Principal, Prof Aekta Gupta. Students of the college actively participated in this activity. They prepared self made posters with slogans related to the importance of girl child and clicked selfies with their parents.
GDC R S Pura organized an informative online lecture on the topic “Empowering and Nurturing Girls for Brighter Future” to commemorate National Girl Child Day under the guidance of Principal, Prof Sunil Uppal. The resource person of the session was Prof (Dr) Samridhi Arora, Head, Department of Home Science, University of Jammu.
NSS Unit of GDC Sidhra under the aegis of IQAC celebrated National Girl Child Day by organizing a series of Intra-college activities including Poster making competition, “A selfie with your daughter”, etc.
NSS Units (Boys and Girls), Government P G College Rajouri celebrated the Day to spread awareness about the rights of the girl child and the importance of female education, health and nutrition. On the occasion, an online quiz competition was organized on the theme “First Indian Women in Different Section and Categories of Achievement”.
To commemorate the Day, the NSS unit of Government College of Engineering & Technology, Jammu organized a series of virtual events under the patronage of Principal Dr Sameru Sharma. The event started with the theme “An Online Selfie with Parents/ Daughter” in which female staff members and female students of the college participated. An online slogan writing competition on the theme “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” was also organized.
GDC Sunderbani organized a lecture on the topic ‘Declining child sex ration in India’ in connection with celebration of National Girl Child Day, under the supervision of Principal, Prof (Dr) Vandana Gupta. The key speaker of the event was Prof Sheraz Kousser, Assistant Professor in Sociology.
The Day was celebrated by Allumini Association of GCW Gandhi Nagar Jammu in collaboration with PSPS Government PG College for Women Gandhi Nagar Jammu and CASH Committee Member Secretary of IQAC and Education Department of Government GLDM Degree College Hiranagar by organizing a webinar on the Topic “The Rights of Girl Child”. The webinar was virtually attended by students from different degree colleges and all the members of Allumini Association.
NSS unit of GDC Khour celebrated the Day by organizing an intra-college quiz competition under the guidance of Principal Prof Tarsem Lal. About 90 students participated in this quiz competition. NSS volunteers and girl students of the College also clicked selfies with their parents under the theme #SelfieWithDaughters.
To commemorate the Day, GDC Basohli organized an online Poster Making competition on the theme “Save Girl Child” under the patronage of Principal, Dr Nidhi Kotwal. In her inaugural address she talked about “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” Twenty college students participated in the competition.
The NSS unit of GDC Kalakote organized an online Poster Making competition under the guidance of College Principal Dr Romesh Kumar Gupta. A large number of students participated in the competition. They not only presented their posters but also shared their views on the theme.
GDC Ukhral celebrated “National Girl Child Day” by organizing many online events viz. Poster-Making competition and Essay writing competition under the guidance of patron of the College Prof (Dr) Ranvijay Singh. A paper reading presentation was also conducted to aware the students about our duties towards girl children.
NSS unit of GDC Mahanpur organized an online Poster Making competition on the theme “Save girl child”. The Competition took place under the supervision and guidance of Principal Dr Rakesh Kumar Koul.
To commemorate the Day, NSS unit, Women Development Cell, Department of Sociology and Department of Political Science of GDC Jindrah organized several online activities in a collaborated manner under the guidance of Principal, Prof (Dr) Rajshree Dhar. The activities organized were Poster Making, self- composed video making and paragraph writing.
GDC Kathua concluded the celebrations of National Girl Child Day by organizing “Kavi Darbaar”. More than 10 volunteers participated in the Kavi Darbaar and recited poems on the different issues of the women like ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’, Say no to dowry, Stop early child marriage, etc.
NSS unit of GDC Banihal in collaboration with Department of Mathematics of the College organized a series of online programmes including essay-writing competition, inter-college poster-making competition and an inter-college Quiz under the supervision of the Principal Dr Manohar Lal. A large number of students participated in these competitions.
GDC Thannamandi organized a symposium on the theme “Save the girl Child” under the patronage of Principal of the College Prof (Dr) Javaid Ahmed Qazi. A good number of students participated in the online symposium.
To commemorate the Day, NSS unit of GDC Vijaypur organized a Poster/Slogan Competition with the aim to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child, importance of girl’s education, their health and nutrition, etc. Students from various institutions across the Nation enthusiastically participated in the competition.
NSS unit of GDC Nagrota organized video lecture, essay writing, poster making and slogan writing competition on the occasion, under the patronage of the Principal Dr Nalini Pathania. A good number of students took part in the event.
Women Development Cell and NSS unit of GDC Bishnah organized a series of online programmes to celebrate National Girl Child Day. The programmes included Essay Competition, Poster Making Competition and Online Quiz on the topic “Gender, Equality and Rights”.
Government College for Women, Bhagwati Nagar organized two programs to commemorate the Day. An online programme was organized wherein Shivani Charak, currently the top woman sport climber in India interacted with the students and staff of the College. A poster making event was also organized on theme “Save Girl Child”.
GDC Batote organized two online extension lectures on the eve of National Girl Child Day. The first lecture was delivered by Dr Mudasir Yousuf Dar on the theme “How to Remove Gender Disparity in the Classrooms”. The second lecture was delivered by Dr Hina Mir on the theme “Significance of Girls in the Nation building.” The programme was conducted under the patronage of the College Principal, Prof Rajesh Kumar Gupta.
Poonch District Taekwondo Academy organized a webinar on National Girl Child Day on virtual platform. Eminent personalities including Parvinder Kour (Deputy Director Geology and Mining) and Sandhya Gupta (Chairperson, Women Club Meri Pehchaan) participated in the event. Speakers highlighted the role of individuals in uplifting girl children in sports. They urged the parents to send their wards, especially girl children in sports.
On National Girl Child Day, Arshiya Sharma, a student of Kendriya Vidayalaya, Bantalab (Jammu) got an opportunity to interact with Nation’s first fighter pilot Bhawana Kanth in a programme ‘Hamari Beti Hamari Shaan’. Arshia was the only girl from 39 KVs of Jammu region who was selected for such an honour. Out of 11 girls of 9 regions of KV Sangathan New Delhi, only 4 girls were selected for the interaction.
District Institute of Education Training (DIET) Leh and Kargil in collaboration with Kaivalya Education Foundation (NGO), organized a webinar on ‘Managing student engagement with focus on student mental health’ on eve of National Girl Child Day/International Education Day. A total of 400 teachers from both Leh and Kargil District attended the webinar. Program Director PISA-PBL SEEL Expert KEF, Dr Jigna Nawani was the special guest on the occasion while Consultant Psychiatrist, SNM Leh, Dr Padma Angmo and Assistant Professor GMC Kathua, Dr Yangchan Dolma were the speakers.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kargil-1 celebrated National Girl Child Day through video conferencing. The program was attended by more than 50 participants from various age groups. Nazir Hussain, Agronomist, in his speech elaborated on the rights of women in society. Advocate Zarina Zainab, a member of the Juvenile Justice Board of Kargil district delivered a guest lecture. She emphasized on spreading awareness among people about the rights of girl children.
Mount Litera Senior Secondary School, Tarore celebrated the Day by organizing a special webinar for all Litera Girls, where they all decked up in beautiful pink attire. All the Litera staff also actively showed their keen interest to make this day memorable for them. They recited beautiful poems, shared their thoughts and mentioned the highlights of the Day also.