Chandigarh: Government's ambitious 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign to save and empower girl child will be launched on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Panipat in Haryana, the state with the lowest sex ratio.
The state government has decided to observe a holiday in all the government and non-government schools on the day.
The campaign will be implemented in 100 districts of the country, including 12 of Haryana where the number of girl child is dismally low.
The districts of Haryana where the scheme will be launched are-- Mahendergarh, Jhajjar, Rewari, Sonepat, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Karnal, Yamuna Nagar, Kaithal, Bhiwani and Panipat.
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said at Panipat yesterday that the campaign will start after a formal inauguration by Prime Minister Modi.
BBBP campaign is the fourth major initiative of the Narendra Modi-led Central Government after Jandhan Yojna, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Make in India.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and a number of Union and state ministers will be present at Panipat tomorrow.
A reward of Rs 1 crore will be given for the "innovative" village which attains a balanced sex ratio.
District Commissioner or ambassadors of the campaign will also be suitably rewarded by the Government.