Monuments to be illuminated for girl child day

Updated: Oct 10, 2012, 09:37 AM IST

New Delhi: To observe the first ever International Day for the Girl Child, four monuments in Delhi and Hyderabad will be illuminated pink Oct 11, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor said Tuesday.

Qutub Minar, Humayun`s Tomb and Purana Quila in Delhi and Charminar in Hyderabad will be illuminated pink Thursday (Oct 11), said Anil Kapoor, goodwill ambassador for NGO - Plan India.

The buildings are being illuminated to spread the message of protecting the girl child.

"This is a subject close to my heart. I will say women are definitely superior to men. They should not just be supported but worshiped," Anil Kapoor said.

Superintending Archaeologist with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) D.N. Dimri said: "We would like to associate in future in such activities as well. Next year, we would like to have more monuments lit."

This year Oct 11 will be for the first time celebrated as the international day for the girl child.