The government has launched a special campaign to take forward the momentum of empowerment of girls and women through education. Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhrial Nishank has said the ministry will celebrate the international women’s day in schools and colleges across the country. He said the week-long special theme-based campaign begins from today in the run up to the International Women’s Day on 8th of March. The Minister further said, as a tribute to women, the celebration by HRD Ministry will continue throughout the year.
The Minister said the government has taken several initiatives since 2014 for the education of the girl child. This is one of the reasons for the success of the scheme of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao whereby the Gross Enrollment Ratio of girls across all levels of education is now higher than boys. The Minister said that a self-defence Olympiad will be organized for girls at school-level on the lines of Yoga Olympiad. He said to ensure safety and security of girls, self defence training is imparted to girls of class 6 and 12 belonging to Government Schools.
Source: News On Air