Challenge Gender Stereotypes: Modi On National Girl Child Day


New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined the need to reject gender discrimination and ensure equal opportunities as he extended greetings on the occasion of Girl Child Day.

“National Girl Child Day is a day to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the girl child, whose excellence in many fields makes us proud,” he said in a tweet.

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Modi said, “it is imperative to reject discrimination against the girl child and ensure equal opportunities for the girl child”. “Let us reaffirm our commitment to challenging stereotypes based on gender & promote gender sensitisation as well as gender equality,” the Prime Minister said in another tweet.

National Girl Child Day will be celebrated  at a special function in New Delhi in view of exemplary achievements by nation’s daughters during 2016.

They presented commendable performance at the Olympics and Paralympics besides historic induction of the first batch of female fighter pilots into the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi and Minister of State Krishna Raj will be addressing the audience.

The occasion shall be marked by release of National Plan of Action for Children 2016.

Ten districts under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme for their exemplary performance will also be felicitated.