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India celebrates National Girl Child Day, PM Modi lauds achievements of women

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India on Sunday celebrated the National Girl Child Day, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Cabinet ministers, chief ministers and various leaders, as well as celebrities, praising the success of women in various fields. Soon, the hashtag #DeshKiBeti started trending on Twitter as people from all walks of life shared pictures and published posts on women achievers.

PM Modi praises ‘Desh-ki-beti’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter on the occasion and lauded the achievements of women in different domains. He also said that the government has taken various measures to empower women in the society.

He said, “On National Girl Child Day, we salute our #DeshKiBeti and the accomplishments in various fields. The central government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity.”

“Today is also a day to specially appreciate all those working towards empowering the girl child and ensuring she leads a life of dignity and opportunity,” the PM Modi said in another tweet.

Other political leaders

Other political leaders and celebrity also took to Twitter to mark the day, with #DeshKiBeti soon trending on the microblogging platform.

Union Minister Smriti Irani took to Twitter to celebrate the achievements of her daughters who have “set out onto different frontiers with determination and confidence.”

“My daughters are my pride who have set out onto different frontiers with determination and confidence. Give a shoutout to a #DeshKiBeti and celebrate their achievements,” she wrote

MP Kiren Rijiju also shared a message honouring PM Modi’s commitment to enhancing opportunities for women.

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“Our daughters are our future. Today as we celebrate the National Girl Child Day, let’s follow our Hon’ble PM [email protected] Ji’s commitment in ensuring equal rights and opportunities for India’s pride #DeshKiBeti Let’s put all out support to #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao,” he wrote.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri extolled the achievements of women in civil aviation and their key role in the fight against Covid-19.

“Women professionals associated with the civil aviation sector have played a key role in our efforts against COVID-19. #DeshKiBeti Swati Raval was the Captain of the @airindiain flight that brought back 263 passengers trapped in Rome during the lockdown,” he wrote.

Initiative of WCD ministry

India celebrates the National Girl Child Day, an initiative of the ministry of women and child development, every year on January 24 since 2008. The objective is to raise social consciousness about the girl child, rampant female foeticide, and how opportunities for women can be increased so that she is valued and respected.

 

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