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India celebrates "National Girl Child Day" on January 24th

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.
India celebrates "National Girl Child Day" on January 24th

Objectives of celebrating National Girl Child Day:

  • 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.

Theme of the National Girl Child Day (NGCD)-2019:

  • The theme of National Girl Child Day-2019 is "Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow"

One must know:

  • "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.

Question:

Q. What 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?
a. National Girl Day (NGD)
b. National Girl Child Day (NGCD)
c. Rashtriya Bal Kanya Diwas (RBKD)
d. Rashtriya Kanya Diwas (RKD)
India celebrates "National Girl Child Day" on January 24th India celebrates "National Girl Child Day" on January 24th Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 25, 2019 Rating: 5

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