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Celebration of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week 20th-26th January, 2020 to celebrate National Girl Child Day (24th January 2020)

Celebration of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week 20th-26th January, 2020 to celebrate National Girl Child Day (24th January 2020)

 

Chandigarh.22nd January,2020.To create awareness, sensitise people and engage community across UT, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week is being celebrated from 20th-26th January, 2020 to celebrate National Girl Child Day on 24th January, 2020 under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme. This week is being celebrated to commemorate 5th Anniversary of this scheme.

Various activities have been undertaken for the awareness of the masses during the weeklong campaign by different departments of Chandigarh Administration. The Department of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Chandigarh Administration has organised six interaction-cum-awareness sessions on Gender Sensitisation with the community across different places of UT. The different locations of UT across which these sessions have been organised are Palsora, Mauli Colony, Maul Village, Sector 32 and Sector 41. Gender discrimination, Gender Inequalities and their social causes have been discussed and their impact on sex-ratio as well as on the health of women has been pointed out. The outlook of the community members about gender and gender related issues have been looked into. Women have opened up about the discrimination which they either face or see around them. Appropriate information regarding Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme along with Women centric welfare schemes has been extended in the public sphere for wider awareness of the masses. "BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO" pledge has been taken by the community members to protect and educate girl children along with a commitment to strive for an environment which is conducive for the overall well being of the girls and women. These lectures have been delivered by Mahila Shakti Kendra team to aware and sensitise the masses.

Under this Celebration, the Department of Health, Chandigarh Administration has administered BBBP oath at all health facilities to celebrate the BBBP Week. Public at large along with the staff of Department of Health pledged to save and educate the girl child to ensure a safer and brighter tomorrow.

There’s a powerful saying, “When you educate a man, you educate a man but when you educate a woman, you educate a generation”. This is because of the benefits of educating girls permeates the entire family and have far-reaching impacts within the entire society. There has been an active participation of boys and girls from all government as well as private schools to celebrate BBBP week. Department of Education, Chandigarh Administration has conducted poster making and essay writing competitions at all schools of UT.

Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has organised a camp at Daria with members of SHGs and conducted a lecture on prevention and education of girl children. The role of women to empower girl children has been discussed elaborately.

SLSA has conducted lectures in GHS Sector 53, GMSS Kaimbwala, St. Peters School Sector 37, St. Joseph School, Shivalik School, GSSS Dhanas Village and GSSS Sarangpur by addressing issues and challenges faced by girls in particular and children in general. The legal experts including Mr. Mahavir Singh, Additional District Sessions Judge have informed students as well as teachers about legal redressal mechanisms and laws to address these issues while celebrating BBBP week. Pledge has also been administered at all these places.

Department of Police has also conducted awareness camp at village Kajheri to celebrate BBBP Week.

Department: 
Social Welfare