National Girl Child Day : January 24

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National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is celebrated in India on January 24th with an aim to raise awareness about Child Sex Ratio (CSR) levels and promote the empowerment of girls.

Objectives :

  • To spread awareness about the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the country and carry out campaigns to improve the same.
  • To empower the girl children with new opportunities via schemes and campaigns.
  • To create a positive environment around valuing the girl child.

The theme of National Girl Child Day-2019 is “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow”.

The International Day of the Girl Child is observed every year across world on October 11 to recognize girls’ rights and unique challenges faced by girls around the world. Observance of the day seeks to increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender and supports more opportunity for girls.