Udhampur: To spread mass awareness among the common masses about ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme, project Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Udhampur today organized a day long awareness programme under ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’here at Block Jaganoo.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar was the chief guest, while BDC Chairman, Jaganoo Sanjeet Sharma and DDC member Jaganoo, Er Prikshit Singh were the guest of honour on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion, the ADDC appreciated the efforts of Social Welfare Department for organising such awareness camps.
Enumerating the various objectives of the scheme, the ADDC said that such awareness programmes would help in ensuring empowerment of women through education and equal participation in all the working fields besides preventing gender biased sex selective elimination of girl child. The ADDC asked the PO ICDS to organise more such programmes in near future for creating awareness among the general masses.
PO ICDS, Attar Chand, District Women Welfare Officer, Mahila Shakti Kendra and CDPO Chenani Sanjeev Sharma also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme in the District Udhampur. The chief guest also distributed mamta kits among the beneficiaries on the occasion.
Later, a pledge for eliminating the menace of female foeticide was also administered to the participants.
Among others present Block Development Officer, Jaganoo Priyanka Gupta, Medical Officer, Rupali Gupta and other officers/officials of concerned department besides supervisors, Anganwadi workers, ASHAs and field staff were present on the occasion.