Governor’s message on ‘International Day of the Girl Child’
Srinagar, October 10: Governor Satya Pal Malik has greeted people on the occasion of the ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ which is being observed in the year 2019 under the theme, “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable”, celebrating achievements by, with and for girls since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
In his message Governor has appealed to people to join global efforts to ensure a world free of disparities for young women and girls and fight against the disadvantages and inequalities borne by girls everywhere. Mentioning that coordinated and convergent efforts are needed to ensure survival, protection and empowerment of the girl child, Governor observed that the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative of Government of India is under implementation in J&K for addressing the issue of declining child sex ratio and to celebrate the girl child and enable her education.
Governor sought explicit focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data, and using the same to frame key policies, initiate programmes, take decisions and identify and track progress towards solutions to their most pressing problems.