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National Girl Child Day 2022: History, Significance & Purpose of Celebrating This Day

Many schemes and rules were implemented to elevate daughters to the top of the social hierarchy of the country. The National Girl Child Day was established for this purpose.

Shivani Meena
Girls: An Important element of Nation are empowered with the celebration of 24th as an National Girl Child Day
Girls: An Important element of Nation are empowered with the celebration of 24th as an National Girl Child Day

To save a girl is to save generations, Gordon B. Hinckley. But do we really understand its meaning? Do we love and respect our mother, sister, wife, and daughter? Think about it!

 In India, the 24th of January is celebrated as National Girl Child Day. Today, the daughters have a stake in practically every area, yet there was a period when women were killed while still in the womb. 

Daughters were forced into the fire of child marriage even before they were born. This was especially the case in rural communities when girl children were forced to get married at an early age. The Indian government has been fighting discrimination against daughters and sons, as well as crimes against them, since the independence of the country. 

There is another reason to celebrate this important day on January 24, which is to raise awareness about the need of empowering the daughters of the country. This reason is linked to Indira Gandhi, the first female PM of India. 

History of National Girl Child Day 

Every year on the 24th of January, India celebrates National Girl Child Day. The Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Indian government initiated it in 2008 to make people more aware of the inequities that girls confront in Indian culture. 

Every year on January 24th, Girl Child Day is celebrated for a special reason. Indira Gandhi is the foundation of this reason. Indira Gandhi became India's first female Prime Minister when she was sworn in in 1966. The 24th of January is a significant date in Indian history, Women empowerment and promoting gender equality. 

Significance of National Girl Child Day 

The purpose of celebrating this day is to raise awareness about the rights of the girl child. All people, including the daughters, must be made aware of the discrimination experienced by the girl child in society. Every year on this day, state governments hold awareness initiatives in their respective states. Apart from National Girl Child Day, 11 October is celebrated as International Day of Girl Child.

Amy Tenny said, “The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.”

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