National Girl Child Day 2024

National Girl Child Day

Written by Dr. Satinder Malhotra

“Women are constantly changing and reaching new milestones in entrepreneurship, administration, education, engineering, healthcare, etc., and making their leadership presence felt at regional, national, and global levels.”

Every year on January 24, people celebrate National Girl Child Day, which commemorates the inaugural anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme (Save the Girl Child, Educate the Girl Child) on January 22, 2015. The Ministry of Women and Child Development launched this day in 2008. The main objective behind this is to highlight the inequalities faced by girls and to promote awareness, including the rights of a girl child and the importance of education, health, and nutrition.

The significance of National Girl Child Day is to promote women’s empowerment, gender equality, and the rights of girls. Promoting women’s education fosters equality and positively impacts communities, creating a more balanced and progressive society. Women empowerment and education are interconnected pillars of societal advancement. Education provides women with knowledge, skills, and confidence, enabling them to participate more actively in various aspects of life. Empowered women are better equipped to make informed decisions, contribute to economic growth, and advocate for their rights.

Shri Shri Balaji Sewa Samiti, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, to spread the message of girls’ empowerment. The main objective of this trust is Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Beti Basao. Shri Akhilesh Agarwal, the founder of Shri Shri Balaji Sewa Samiti along with its active members is raising awareness about the importance of empowering girls so that they can pursue their aspirations, make their own decisions, and contribute to a better society.

I feel honored to be a member of this trust which is doing a commendable job. Every year Shri Shri Balaji Sewa Samiti organizes marriages of poor and needy girls. On 23rd December 2023 this trust organized mass marriages of 52 poor and needy girls. This annual event holds immense significance as it raises awareness about the importance of empowering girls through education, health, and social support.