On a day when Narendra Modi launched the 'beti bachao, beti padhao' programme, a group of girls here Thursday wrote a 100-metre long letter addressed to the Prime Minister, drawing his attention on the issue of security and education of the girl child.
The overall sex ratio in Uttar Pradesh improved during the first decade of the century, though a decline in the number of girls for every 1,000 boys up to six years of age could be a cause for concern, according to data collated for the latest census.
It's been seven excruciating days for the parents of the three-year-old Jahnvi, who went missing from New Delhi's VVIP area of India Gate last Sunday, however despite the availability of CCTV footages and a phone number given by the girl's parent to trace, Delhi Police remain clueless about the child.
With an aim to encourage parents on the birth of a girl child, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has decided to send a printed message to them, congratulating on the birth of a girl in the state.
"A girl-child is not a chattel," warned the Supreme Court while lamenting at the order of the Madras High Court which treated a four-year-old as a "shuttle cock" in a custody battle between her parents.
Noted actress Shabana Azmi feels violence against women should not be tolerated. The 63-year-old actress, who is associated with her NGO Mijwan that supports the girl child, participated in a session titled -- `Girl Rising Project` at the ongoing International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) here.
At a time where female children still face gender discrimination which male kids do not experience, and on the occasion of National Girl Child Day, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Friday has pitched for proper implementation of the act banning pre-natal sex determination in India.