PULWAMA: Social Welfare Department released ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ slogan in Pulwama on Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar was the chief guest on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, DDC Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar said that Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is a central scheme aimed to make girls independent both socially and financially through education.
He also said that women are not lacking behind in any discipline or aspect of life. “All they need is promotion and encouragement to be able to use their talent,” he added.
He further stressed on the need to encourage girl child and allow them to grow up liberally and urged the Anganwadi workers to be in touch with their fellow women in their village and educate them so as to curb the dropout rates among the girl students in rural areas.
DDC stressed upon to increase awareness among the people about the gender inequality and decreasing child sex ratio. He said that there is an urgent need to educate the people to create girl child-friendly atmosphere in the District.
On the occasion, a colourful programme based on the theme “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” was also presented by the artists of Song and Drama Division and the skit was played by the local school girls.
Among others, District Programme Officer, SDM Tral other concerned officers, Anganwadi workers ,Asha workers and a large gathering of local populace participated in the function.