Celebration of Girl Child Week under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme
Chandigarh, 25th January 2019: The National Girl Child Week is being celebrated throughout the country from 21st-26th January, 2019 under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme. The theme of the week for January 2019 is "Empowering Girl for a better Tomorrow”. Under this celebration, the Director Social Welfare, Smt. Navjot Kaur, PCS, started the BBBP and Poshan Abhiyan sticker pasting drive from Sector 24. Also, a signature campaign was started by the Director in Sector 17. People have enthusiastically participated in the signature campaign with messages to save the girl child and to eat healthy and nutritious food.
The Department has also organised Prabhat Pheris at Mauli Jagran Colony and Village to celebrate the National Girl Child Day Week. Also the department has organised awareness programme to create awareness among children on Child Rights, Personal Hygiene and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 at GMSSS 44B, Chandigarh. A Puppet show has also been organised at Indira Colony in convergence with song and drama division which raise awareness about BBBP.