Chandigarh, January 22, 2020: To commemorate the celebration of the girl child on the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Haryana Women and Child Development Department will organize a State Level Mega Event under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme on January 24, at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula. Haryana Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Kamlesh Dhanda will be the Chief Guest.
An official spokesman said that athletic events of 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters for girls in the category of 6-10 yrs, 11-14 yrs and 15-18 yrs respectively, will also be organized during the occasion. The winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 5100, Rs 2100 and Rs 1100 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. ‘Badhao Kadam Betiyon Ke Naam’ a walkathon for women will also be organized during the event.
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Calendar, Training Module on Menstrual Hygiene and Women Centric Scheme Calendar will also be launched during the event.
Apart from this, the Women and Child Development Department will also celebrate National Girl Child Week from January 24 to 30. During the week, many important programs like ‘’Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” signature campaign, plantation, slogan writing, painting competition and awareness campaign on women’s rights and mass oaths for girl child protection will be administered at the district, block and village level across the state.