National Girl Child Day 2024: Why is the event celebrated on January 24? History, theme, and significance

National Girl Child Day is celebrated on January 24 every year to raise awareness about the inequalities faced by girls in Indian society.

The day not only advocates for equal opportunities in education, healthcare, and nutrition but also raises awareness of girls' rights and addresses issues such as child marriage, discrimination, and gender violence. towards girls.

Promoting Gender Equality: The initiative aims to promote gender equality and challenge gender stereotypes that discriminate against girls.

Empowering Girls: The National Girl Child Day aims to provide girls with the knowledge, tools, and chances they need to realize their full potential.

Protecting Girl’s Rights: The initiative strives to safeguard girls against child marriage, malnutrition, and gender-based violence.

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme  every year on January 24(Save the Girl Child, Educate the Girl Child) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015.

The initiative jointly led by three ministries – the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Ministry of Education – also aims to address the problem of declining the child sex ratio.