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National Girl Child Day: January 24 – Theme 2021

National Girl Child Day:

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24.

  • It was started by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2008.

Objectives of the day

    • To spread awareness about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme Which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 at Panipat in Haryana.
    • Generating awareness on the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and create a positive environment around valuing the girl child.
  • National Education Policy (NEP)-2020has introduced the “Gender Inclusion Fund for targeting the development of girl child.
  • The fund will focus on ensuring 100% enrolment of girls in schooling and a record participation rate in higher education.