On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has exhorted the people of India to pledge to create an atmosphere for equality for the girl child and to end gender-based discrimination in the country.
“On International Day of the Girl Child we celebrate the achievements of our daughters. From the classroom to sports, they shine everywhere. Today let us pledge to create an atmosphere of equality for the girl child. There is no question of any discrimination based on gender,” the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister also called for eradication of the menace of female foeticide from the country and invited suggestions from the citizens on “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” on the MyGov portal.
“Female foeticide is a matter of deep shame and a cause of great concern. Lets work together to remove this menace from society. Share your ideas on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ on this specially created MyGov group. http://mygov.in/group_info/beti-bachao-beti-padhao,” the Prime Minister said.