PULWAMA, OCTOBER 13: As a part of the ongoing week-long campaign on raising awareness on importance of saving a girl child under ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Week- The Daughters of New India’ a plantation drive was organized by ICDS Department Pulwama here at DC office Complex.
The drive was held in the presence of District Development Commissioner, Ghulam Mohammad Dar, DPO ICDS, District Information Officer and other district officials.
The DDC said that it is our duty to aware and educate the people about the significance of girl child and her education. He said that parents should take pride on having a girl child as girls are blessing not only to the family but to the entire society a well. “The educational institutions in particular and the society, in general, have to play a proactive role in value orientation towards girl child” he added.
He also deliberated upon the benefits for the female child under different government-sponsored schemes. He said that Health and ICDS Departments should work in synergy to ensure better healthcare facilities to expecting mothers and ensure all the basic medical facilities to them.
On the occasion, DPO ICDS said that aim of the plantation drive is to ensure the young generation realize the importance of a girl child as blended goal of protecting the society.