National Girl Child Day 2024 

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January 24.1.2024 IS

National Girl Child Day is observed on 24 January every year to spread awareness about the inequalities faced by a girl child in Indian society. The day not only advocates for equal opportunities in education,

The government, through National Girl Child Day, aims to highlight the principles of equality and dignity for every girl child. Annually, on this day, awareness campaigns are organised across the country to spread the message of girls’ empowerment.

 The day is also in line with various campaigns and programs run by the Indian government including Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save the Girl Child, Educate the Girl Child).

 National Girl Child Day was established by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2008. Since then, every year the day has been celebrated across India with a common annual theme.

The move aimed to acknowledge the unique challenges faced by girls in a society grappling with gender inequality, education limitations, school dropouts, healthcare, child marriage and gender-based violence.

 Notably, 'Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow' was the theme for 2019. In 2020, the theme was 'My voice, Our Common Future'. 'Digital Generation, Our Generation' was the theme for National Girl Child Day in 2021

 The National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on January 24 to mark the anniversary of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme (Save the Girl Child, Educate the Girl Child) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015.