National Girl Child Day: 24 January

National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is commemorated on January 24 in India.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 24, 2022 05:21:34 pm

24 January 2022 Current Affairs:National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is commemorated on January 24 in India.

Highlights:
  • National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is commemorated on January 24 in India. 
  • The purpose of the day is to highlight the inequalities that girls face, to promote the girl child's education, health, and nutrition, and to raise awareness about a girl child's rights. 
  • The day was first observed in 2008 as a joint initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India. 
  • The day was created to raise public awareness about all of the inequalities that girls face in the country. 
  • The day raises awareness about a girl child's rights and emphasizes girl education, health, and nutrition.
Steps Taken By The Government

• Save the Girl Child,
• Beti Bachao Beti Padhao,
• Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
• CBSE Udaan Scheme
• Free or subsidized education for the girl child,
• Reservation for women in colleges and universities
 
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