Jammu: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh Monday launched “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” week celebration being observed across the nation with theme “The Daughters of New India” at Government Post Graduate College for Women Gandhi Nagar.
“Aimed at to ensure that girls are born, nurtured and educated without any kind of discrimination, the scheme would immensely help the females become empowered and self dependent citizens of the country”, the Deputy CM maintained .
The weeklong celebration with effect from Oct 9th to 14th, 2017 is being organized by the district Task Force BBBP in collaboration with Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Nirmal Singh said that the objective of the scheme ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ is to make people aware about the importance of girl child in the society besides bringing about an attitudinal change among the people girl child. In this regard, he emphasized the role of media as of utmost importance in proper and timely dissemination of information about such innovative schemes of the government among the people.