Save girl child: School takes out candlelight march to spread awareness

Bathinda, Punjab: Aiming to imbue sensitivity and remove prejudices against the girl child The Millennium School, HMEL Township, took an initiative to celebrate National Girl Child Day here today.

Principal of the school, Anju Nagpal, flagged off a candle march with a note that girls must be allowed to take birth, breathe in free air, and get good care and education and be supported to become empowered citizens of India with equal rights and opportunities.

Staff members and students of the school and parents of the students participated in the march to enlighten and sensitise the people against female foeticide, crime against women and girl child labour.

The commemoration of the National Girl Child Day, 2014, was accomplished through a slogan writing competition on gender equality and empowerment of girls and presentation of a street play ‘Beti Bachao’.

The school also adopted a wall at Kalanwali village to disseminate the message ‘Save the girl child’ wherein the residents of the village participated in a signature campaign and took a pledge to remove these social evils.

Government High School, Nehianwala, also organised a function to celebrate National Girl Child Day. Students of classes VI to VII participated in the function and presented various items sending across the message to saving the girl child.

The students rendered the song, ‘Baabul peeng pavade’, ‘Kukh De Vich Naa Maari Maaye’ and poem ‘Gall Kitaaba Di’. Baljit Singh and Balwinder Kaur, teachers, addressed the students and spoke on the importance of education of girls.

Another teacher Raman Kumar also made the students and the staff members aware about various schemes introduced by the Punjab government to encourage girls to seek education.

Source: The Tribune

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