ICDS organised a seminar on BBBP at Sagam, Anantnag
ANANTNAG: Under the banner of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) campaign, the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) today organised an awareness camp cum seminar at Marriage hall Sagam, here.
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is a campaign of the Government of India aimed to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls in India.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Member Sagam Breng, Advocate Mohammad Saleem Parrey said that every step must be taken to encourage the girl child. He said that the recent results of 10th and 12th class are evidence that girls are capable and can outshine boys when given the right encouragement.
He said that the department has been instrumental in spreading awareness among the masses and urged them to continue the good work.
Junaid Amin Bhat, CDPO Breng on the occasion said that females compete with, and are ahead of their male counterparts in various fields of education, sports, etc. He said the various social rituals that impose unnecessary burden on parents of the girl child must be discarded by the society as a whole and the department is committed to spread awareness and drive change in the society.
Various other speakers shared their views on the occasion with all of them emphasizing on spreading awareness regarding the importance of education for females and taking steps to encourage girls in various spheres.
Speakers on the occasion shed light on the issues that the girl child is facing and the social discrimination, though much less than before but still witnessed in some quarters and added that sustained efforts are necessary to drive social change.
A debate competition among the girl students from different schools was also organised.
At the conclusion of the programme Chief Guest felicitated the girl students.
The programme was attended by SDPO Kokernag, BDO Sagam, PRIs, ICDS officials, Anganwadi workers, students of various institutes, Media persons besides a large number of participants.