Amit Shah on National Girls Day

New Delhi: On National Girl’s Day, many ministers like Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Jyotiraditya Scindia posted their wishes on social media. In issuing his vows, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had changed the thinking of women’s development to the resolution of women-led development and opened the doors of opportunity.

Taking to Twitter, Amit Shah wrote, “Prime Minister @NarendraModi Ji changed the thinking of women’s development to solving women-led development and opened the doors of opportunity. Today, the girls in the country are lighting up the name of India in all walks of life. On the occasion of “National Girl’s Day”, I send my best wishes to all the girls of India, the pride of the country.”

Amit Shah also listed the programs such as the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) programme, which according to the Home Minister has turned into a people’s movement.

The Government of India launched the BBBP program on January 22, 2015 to address key issues related to women’s empowerment in the country.

Nitin Gadkari, spoke to Koo App and said that the government under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is continuously striving for “women-led development”. He posted: “With determination, skill and ambition, the country’s girls are making their mark in all walks of life today. Our government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has continuously strived to achieve “women-led development”.

The Government of India, in 2008, declared January 24 to be celebrated annually as the National Day of the Girl Child with the aim of creating awareness in society about the girl child so that she can be valued and respected.

It is celebrated to raise awareness about the inequalities, discrimination and exploitation faced by girls in society.

“On #NationalGirlChildDay, we celebrate the girls of India who, with strong determination and fearless idealism, are creating identity in all walks of life. On this day, we pledge to close the gender gap which prevents women from leading a life of independence and dignity,” Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia tweeted.

In a tweet thread, he further announced that Gwalior will host the 2nd Hockey India Sub Women’s Junior Academy National Championship. He tweeted, “The occasion coincides with the good news that Gwalior will host the 2nd Hockey India Junior Women’s Academy National Championship. As a region that continues to produce the best athletes, MP is making strides in building of world-class sports facilities in India.”

National Girl Child Day is celebrated with various programs including awareness campaigns aimed at creating a healthy and safe environment for a girl child.

Mara R. Wilmoth