Kathua finds mention in PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ for effective BBBP campaign
KATHUA, FEBRUARY 26: The commendable efforts of district administration Kathua under â€˜Beti Bachao Beti Padhaoâ€™ got the greatest acknowledgement today when Prime Minister NarendraÂ Modi appreciated theÂ initiative during his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on radio.
The Prime Minister hailed theÂ efforts of district administrationÂ Kathua for devising a convergence model for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign byÂ involving differentÂ departments andÂ organising dedicated Gram Sabha’s for educating all the stakeholdersÂ Â to bring about aÂ positive attitudinal change towards Girl child. Prime Minister also lauded the idea of district administration to adopt orphan girls and provide all support for their continuous education.
Pertinent to mention that Kathua district has attracted huge appreciation from all quarters for its best practices in educating people resultingÂ improvement in Child Sex Ratio in the district.
The caller tune “Betiyon Ko Bhi Jeene Ka Haq Hai Padne Ka Haq Hai” on every government officer’s cellphone has been selected among bestÂ innovative idea which also gotÂ appreciation from the Union Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi.
Recognizing the efforts undertaken by the district administration under PAHAL, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has selected districtÂ Kathua among theÂ 10 districts of the country to beÂ felicitatedÂ for its initiatives underÂ â€˜Beti Bachao Beti Padhaoâ€™ in the category of “Effective Community Engagement”.
The coordinated and convergent efforts made by Kathua district administration under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Kumar, ensured that conducive environment is created forÂ survival, protection and empowerment of the girl child in the district.
Deputy CommissionerÂ said that the words of praise byÂ Prime Minister will further motivate and encourage everyone in the district to carry forwardÂ Â the campaign of â€˜Beti Bachao Beti Padhaoâ€™ on a mission mode. He credited his team of officers and people in making this initiative a grand success.
He said that aÂ calendar of activities to educate people has been chalked out under PAHALÂ to improve the declining trend of child sex ratio (CSR) in the district. The other key initiatives include social media campaigns, use of NukkadÂ Nataks, monthly Laadli Diwas, award for fully immunized mother-child, bestÂ Asha and Anganwadi workers, girls athletic meet, self defence training, award forÂ girls having extraordinary achievements in academics and sports, health helpline, provision of admission inÂ bestÂ private schools for poor girls are some other steps that have been taken to empower girls.