International Day of the Girl Child

Lens Eye - News Portal - International Day of the Girl Child Ranchi, Jharkhand 10 October 2014 :: India, the land of rich tradition and culture, considered girls as reincarnation of goddess and our ancestors taught us to worship girls from the inner part of the heart.

But the present scenario about the girl child is different. She is mercilessly killed even before birth in her mother’s womb.

Parents are reluctant to give birth to baby girls, yet the society seems to be taking a step backward with its attitude towards the girl child. It is high time that some concrete actions be taken to combat this situation.Lens Eye - News Portal - International Day of the Girl ChildTo sensitize our society to change its attitude towards girl child, the ‘Slogan Writing Competition’ was held in the Junior Section of Guru Nanak Hr. Sec. School on the occasion of International Girl Child Day. The students of class V participated enthusiastically and came out with heart touching slogans like, ‘Give girls the wings to fly, not the pain to cry and die’, ‘Girls are gold not to be sold’, ‘Girl child makes the world bright but struggles to see light.

The activity was organized by Mrs. Saranjit Kaur under the guidance of Mrs. Shalini Vijay, Mrs. Harpreet Kaur and judged by the Principal Dr. Manohar Lal and Vice Principal Mrs. Kulwant Kaur. Thus awareness was created that a baby girl is an angel to the family, not a sin, we should not end her life before it begins, Let her live and enjoy the happy moments of life.

International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and unfree child marriage.

 The International Day of the Girl Child initiative began as a project of Plan International, a non-governmental organization that operates worldwide. The idea for an international day of observance and celebration grew out of Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular. Plan International representatives in Canada approached the Canadian federal government to seek support for the initiative. A coalition of supporters raised awareness of the initiative internationally.

 International Day of the Girl Child was formally proposed as a resolution by Canada in the United Nations General Assembly. Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister for the Status of Women, sponsored the resolution; a delegation of women and girls made presentations in support of the initiative at the 55th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly voted to pass a resolution adopting October 11, 2012 as the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child. Each year’s Day of the Girl has a theme; the first was “ending child marriage”, and the second, in 2013, was “innovating for girl’s education”. The resolution states that the Day of the Girl recognizes

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