Budgam: To sensitize masses regarding the importance of girl child, a daylong seminar on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ (BBBP) was today organised by ICDS, Budgam at Sheikh-ul-Alam Hall, here.
The daylong seminar was inaugurated by the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Budgam, Dr. Nasir Ahmad.
Speaking on the occasion, the ADC said that the aim and objective of observing this day is to treat girl child equal to male child in all respects, pay sincere heed to her needs on similar parameters a male child is receiving.
If we give education to a girl, it means we have educated the whole family, given the fact that mother is the first and prime educator for a child, he said adding, every religion has treated female gender with respect.
The ADC said that during the present era, girl students are competing in every field particularly in competitive exams.
Prosperous and intelligent societies require equal interventions from talented female gender, in order to materialize that we must grow a girl child in every aspect, put confidence in her, support her that she requires so that she is able face any challenge shoulder to shoulder along with male gender.
Earlier, Programme Officer ICDS Budgam, Dr. Mohd Ashraf raised awareness regarding the schemes under implementation in the district. He also highlighted the achievements made under various schemes/ programmes.
He said our focus will be to carry out mass awareness on sex discrimination besides the department is going to organise Nukkad Nataks, Skits depicting and demonstrating slogans and awareness about BBBP.
The other dignitaries who spoke on the occasion include CEO, DSWO, BMO and ACDPO.
During the daylong programme many scintillating cultural programmes including skits were presented by the professional artists.
Later, the Dr Nasir distributed awards, certificates, mementos to the students, athletes, workers and other persons who had demonstrated excellence in their respective fields. The awardees include 2 female NEET qualifiers and 2 girl athletes.
The seminar among others was attended by Programme Officer ICDS, Chief Education Officer, DSWO, CDPO, all concerned CDPOs, Supervisors, Anganwadi/ Asha workers and a large number of Girl students besides others.