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National Girl Child Day

Published on January 24, 2020
Current context: The National Girl Child Day is being celebrated in India every year on 24th January.
National Girl Child Day 
  • The National Girl Child Day was first initiated in the year 2008, by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • The objective is to highlight the inequalities faced by girls, promote awareness on topics including rights of a girl child, importance of education, health, and nutrition.
  • On this Day, awareness campaigns and programs related to subjects like saving the girl child, child sex ratios, and creating a healthy and safe environment for a girl child are organised.
  • Madhya Pradesh government is celebrating the day on the theme of “Aware girl child-able Madhya Pradesh" (Jagruk Balika-Samarth Madhya Pradesh) under the "Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao" scheme.
  • Women and Child Development Department will also celebrate National Girl Child Week from 24th to 30th January 2020.
  • The programs will also include "Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao" signature campaign, plantation and nameplate drive in the names of daughters, mass oaths for girl child protection etc.
  • In 2019, it was celebrated with the theme of ‘Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow’.


Q.1 The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on ________ January?
a. 12th
b. 22nd
c. 24th
d. 28th
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