Mangan, Jan 21 (IPR)
The “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week” – Empowering Girls for a Better Tomorrow is being celebrated in North Sikkim from 21st January to 26th January 2019. The event is being coordinated by the District Collector North who is the chairperson of the District Task Force.
Today, three awareness and sensitization meeting was held at Susakurtok Organic Festival and Singhik ICDS center. The public were sensitized on gender equality , health and hygiene management and POSCO Act. The Aganwadi workers undertook a door to door sensitization campaign in their respective areas to provide wide awareness on the scheme. BBBP stickers were pasted on PHSCs, schools and vehicles to provide wide awareness on the scheme. The BBBP scheme is currently being implementing in 405 district of the country to creating an enabling environment for girls and promotion of gender equality.
The District Collector informed that as per the directions of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI various activities will be performed throughout the district. The National Girl Child Day will be celebrated on 24th January in the district where the best performing schools in academics of girls in the district will be felicitated.