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Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Beti ko Sashakt Banao

Delhi | October | 15, 2019 :: Celebration of Balika Utsav on the occasion of ‘International Day for the Girl Child’, 2019 under‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao on 15th October, 2019 at ASN Senior Secondary School, Mayur Vihar Ph bease -1, Delhi.

New Delhi, October 15, 2019:- Office of District Magistrate East Delhi celebrated Balika Utsav on the occasion of International Day for the Girl Child, in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority, Sachhi Saheli & ASN Senior Secondary School grounds on the theme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao by organising a Mega Event.
The aim behind the gala event was to sensitize everyone about the importance of girls’ education, which is the very best thing one can do, not just for our daughters and granddaughters, but for their families, communities, and countries.

The program took an auspicious start with the lighting of the lamp. The eminent Guests present on this occasion were Mr. Kamal Singh, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network India, UNESCO; Ms. Huma Masood, National Programme Officer (Communication &Information) UNESCO; Mr. Arvind Bansal and Akash Jain, Judges and Secretary, DLSA, Karakrdooma Courts and also Ms. Preeti Kwatra and Ms. Rachna Kalra.
Shri Arun Kumar Mishra, District Magistrate, East; gave a hearty welcome to the Guests present. He in his welcome address said that we need to educate girls, empower them and raise them as strong citizens to build a strong nation. The dignitaries of the day in unison urged the students, the teachers and the people present to make this cause a mass movement so that each girl in India is rightfully educated and feels safe.

‘Balika Utsav’ was hosted at ASN Senior Secondary School had the participation of more than 60 private and government schools from the District East. Around 5000 students visited the Fete along with several NGOs. Children participated in large number in various competitions like Poster Making, Slogan Writing, Documentary Making, Mehendi Designing and Walk for a Cause.

The event also witnessed very informative stalls on the demonstration about the awareness of Menstrual Health and Hygiene’ by Sachhi Saheli and ‘Free Legal Aid’ for girls and females by DLSA, Karakrdooma Courts.

Approximately 35 stalls were put up by various NGOs and schools. Keeping alive the spirit of festivity around the corner, the beautiful handmade artefacts and handicrafts attracted every one in the fete.

Meri Beti, the inflatable mascot for the event went around the fete interacting with the children and entertaining them. Students also gave an enthralling cultural program where they depicted various facets of a woman. They stole the show with their vibrant performances on the themes.

The ‘Asmita Group’ gave a sterling performance which touched the hearts of each and every one present.

The winners of the various competitions were awarded with Certificates and Trophies by the DM Office East. World record holder child photographer Nainika Gupta was also awarded on this occasion.
Under the program, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Self Defence presentations were held in the School by Delhi Police Department where more than 500 girls were trained. They demonstrated the self-defence drill to sensitize all the other students present at the event.

The program was a grand success and was appreciated by one and all present. The programme culminated with the vote of thanks proposed by Sh. Amod Bharthwal SDM (HQ) who appreciated the work of District Legal Services Authority , Sachhi Saheli, and efforts made by School Authorities and staff of DM Office.

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