Govt releases National Action Plan on Children

The Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi released the National Action Plan on Children on Tuesday as the country observed the National Girl Child Day. The top 10 performing districts in the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao program were also honoured at a function organised in New Delhi. Haryana has emerged as one of the best performing states in the implementation of this scheme. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this day celebrates the exceptional achievements of the girl child, whose excellence in many fields makes the nation proud. In a tweet the Prime Minister said it is imperative to reject discrimination against the girl child and ensure equal opportunities for the girl child. He also called on all to reaffirm our commitment to challenging stereotypes based on gender & promote gender sensitisation as well as gender equality. On National Girl Child Day, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that this is “a day to reinforce our commitment to women empowerment & safety. Our govt is committed to promoting gender equity & bring about a life filled with opportunities for the Betis of India.”

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