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Happy National Girl Child Day: Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Images, Date, and More

Written by QuotesLyfe | Updated on: November 28, 2021

         

Happy National Girl Child Day: Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Images, Date, and More

This article presents the best National Girl Child Day quotes, wishes, messages, images, dates, history, significance, interesting facts, theme, and everything you want to know about National Girl Child Day.

Tiny Tale on Women Empowerment

Radha and Manoj are a couple living in a village near Gurgaon. Radha was in the 6th month of pregnancy. Manoj and his mother, Savitri, wished for a boy child. They decide to visit a nearby hospital to know the gender of the foetus. The doctor confirms it’s a girl. On hearing the news, Manoj and Savitri get furious and blame Radha for not being able to develop a boy child. Savitri orders Manoj to speak to the doctor and get the foeticide. “Amma, even we are females, then why are we trying to kill our gender?”, Radha tried to reason. 

“Have you lost your mind Bahu? Who will take charge of the dowry for her wedding? Manoj is just a farmer, and it would be a burden for my son. Don’t you get it?”. Savitri argued. 

Amma, we will educate her. She would take care of herself and be financially independent just like Mallika madam from our neighbourhood”, explained Radha. 

We are confined only to the kitchen from generations Radha, stepping into the crowd will not be accepted”, said Savitri in an agitated tone.

Just when Radha was about to explain herself. Manoj intervenes and says “What Amma, she lost her mind, what are you thinking? Let’s get the baby aborted. I hope you didn’t forget the rape of 7 years old Manisha from last year. There is no security for a woman in our society. I cannot imagine the society pointing at me because of a girl child. Radha, come on, I will speak to the doctor now. Let’s try our luck next time. “  

Manoj conveys his decision to the doctor and steps out of the consultation room. Mallika appears in front of Manoj and confronts him regarding his decision. He blatantly questions her why she does not mind her own business.

“Manoj, you are talking to me in a disrespectful manner, because you don’t have the logical reasoning to support your decision”, argued Mallika. 

“Who would take the burden of her dowry, who would constantly protect her?” questioned Manoj. 

“Manoj, India is developing, and so are the security systems in school. Don’t be foolish, don’t get the abortion. It also affects Radha’s health. After all, she is just 18 years old. “

Manoj turns deaf and gets the baby aborted. After a few months of abortion, Radha is diagnosed with a damaged uterus and declared that she cannot bear a baby in future. Manoj, after realizing his mistake, encourages Radha to pursue her suppressed passion of becoming a teacher. 

Fast forward 15 years, Radha is a respectable teacher in the rural schools who plays a major role in building a bright future for the young generation. However proud Manoj is of his wife’s success, the guilt of his mistake to abort a girl child haunts him every day. Therefore, he gets on a mission to share his experience with the regressive mindsets for a better society and becomes successful in preventing 20 abortions in the village. Radha, though successful in pursuing a career and Manoj, a proud husband, lost a baby due to a lack of awareness about various aspects of women’s life. Therefore, to restrict such incidents from happening, the Ministry of Women and Child Development introduced various laws. In 2008, It also urged to dedicate a day to promote girl child rights.

Therefore, every year, 24th January is celebrated as “National girl child day” in India. Let us know more about National girl child day.

National Girl Child Day 2022 Date

  • When is National Girl Child Day 2022?

National Girl Child Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Monday, 24 January.

  • National Girl Child Day dates for the years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026

Year Weekday Date Name
2022 Mon 24 Jan World Hearing Day
2023 Tue 24 Jan World Hearing Day
2024 Wed 24 Jan World Hearing Day
2025 Fri 24 Jan World Hearing Day
2026 Sat 24 Jan World Hearing Day

Significance of National Girl Child Day

National girl child day is celebrated to promote awareness about women empowerment also to spread information about existing laws through various welfare camps, events. Government enacted various laws to eradicate issues faced by the female gender, of which few are listed below. These issues though not completely nonexistent in today’s generation, were prevalent in earlier centuries. 

  • Infanticide

It is the killing of a newborn child who have not completed 12 months. It Is also known as Infant homicide. Many children were killed because of their gender. 

  • Foeticide

The process of abortion after the reveal of gender is called foeticide. Like in Radha’s case many foeticides were performed in earlier centuries and are still prevalent in a few of the rural areas. 

  • Early marriage

Back in centuries, female children were considered a burden, due to which they were forced to marry older men for money. That amount has been viewed as an income to fulfil her family’s economic scarcity. Due to this, the children suffered from early pregnancy, sexual exploitation and domestic violence. In a few horrendous cases, the children were even killed. 

  • Dropping out of School

Many brave children who entered school to get educated dropped out of school due to lack of (a) Basic facilities, (b) Female teachers, (c) Freedom from household chores, (d) Freedom from early marriages.

Schemes and Laws for Women Empowerment

To curb these issues, the government has introduced various schemes and encouraged relaxation of rules in certain departments, of which, few are below. 

  • Kishore Shakti Yojana 

It was launched in 2000. It is a nutritional programme for adolescent girls. This programme is under integrated child development services (ICDS). is to reduce cases of undernourished, low birth weight babies and anaemia.

  • Beti Bachao, Beti Padao 

It is an initiative by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi to decline the sex ratio and promote equality in the nation. 

  • Ujwala

This scheme is for the prevention of trafficking and other operations for the victims of trafficking. It has four elements - prevention, rescue, rehabilitation and re-integration. 

  • Political Empowerment

Reservations of women in Lok Sabha were introduced to foster empathetic policy-making concerning women.

  • Freedom from Discrimination

Medical reporting of sex ratio in clinics is outlawed by the government to abolish discrimination.

  • End to Child Marriage

The government also put an end to child marriages through the introduction of the Child marriages restraint act in 1929. This act was brought into society to abolish child marriages, set an eligible age limit for marriage;18yrs for girls and 21yrs for boys. This also includes punishments for conduct and involvement in child marriages. It also states that child marriages are not legal and therefore void.  

  • NEP

NEP (National education policy) introduced a gender inclusion fund to ensure education to socially and economically disadvantaged groups (SEDGs), which include gender, socio-cultural and geographical identities and disabilities. The differently-abled students will be helped to fully participate in the regular schooling process from the foundational stage to higher education. Also ensures the safety and security of school-going girls both inside and outside of the campus.

  • Samagra Shiksha 

It was introduced by the department of school education and literacy, Ministry of education for bridging social and gender category gaps at all levels of education.

  • Khelo

Scheme introduced by the ministry of youth affairs and sports. This scheme focuses on the removal of barriers faced by women and girls to take part in sporting activities. 

  • KIRAN

Department of science and technology launched knowledge involvement in research advancement through nurturing (KIRAN) which is to encourage women talent in research and technology development through various programmes like 

(A) women scientist scheme (WOS) - which is further divided into WOS - A, WOS - B, WOS -C. 

(B) Women technology parks (WTP) 

(C) Vigyan Jyoti and many other programs 

  • Skill Development

Ministry of skill development implemented skill training and development for women in National skill training institutes such as craftsman training schemecrafts instructor training scheme.

  • Dowry Prohibition Act – 1961

This act promotes the prevention of giving or receiving dowry, which may be in the form of money, goods or property. Dowry is a tradition in Indian weddings. 

  • Domestic Violence Act – 2005

This act reflects the guaranteed rights of women in the constitution. This act is for women who are victims of domestic violence within the family and others involved in violence.

Celebration of National Girl Child Day

As the day is to spread awareness about health, education, family welfare of women, it is celebrated by the conduct of camps, sponsored walks to promote the awareness. As National girl child day is celebrated in India, few other countries dedicated rights and a special day to celebrate womanhood and promote awareness.  

Some Interesting Facts about Women Empowerment

Let us now look at a few interesting facts related to women empowerment and welfare in India.

  1. SABLA a sub-scheme of Rajiv Gandhi scheme for empowerment of adolescent girls by the Ministry of women and child development. This scheme is related to the law that regulates the needs of adolescent girls in terms of nutrition and non-nutrition such as education and family support.
  2. Indian courtyard shelters: Anganwadi is an Indian courtyard shelter. Anganwadi is a rural child care centre that is introduced by the government in 1975 to combat child hunger and nutrition. Most of the rustic areas in India are guarded by these groups. 
  3. Dhanalakshmi: This scheme introduced by the Ministry of women and child development offers cash transfers for girls’ necessary financial expenses such as registration for birth, immunization, school enrolment and retention up to class 8. 
  4. Women’s day: Every year, 8th March is celebrated as women’s day all over the world to cherish the socio-economic achievements of women.

Every society should encourage citizens irrespective of gender and conduct counselling sessions in schools and other communities to treat everyone equally and remove the seed of discrimination. 

Talent and humanity don’t have gender, then why should a human with these worry about gender


         

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