HP Governor visits homes of newly born girl children, distributes gifts as initiative
SHIMLA- According to government statistics, Himachal Pradesh is doing well in terms of gender equality, there has been decline in female feticide, a has implemented programs for creating awareness among people about gender discrimination.
Meanwhile, Governor Acharya Devvrat, who likes to be in news, has taken a new initiative by visiting the families where female child was born and distributed gifts to the newly born. He visited Behna panchayat of Behl Constituency in District Mandi and Malori village in Bharon Panchayat near Mandi, today and congratulated the families of the girl child. The objective behind the initiative was to change the mindset of the people about the birth of girl child and sensitize them about the importance of women in the society.
On the occasion, he said the district administration had taken important initiative to check female foeticide and launched “Meri Ladli” campaign after the success of “ Beti Bachao, Beti Padao” programme in order to encourage the society to promote girl child. He honoured five girls of Bahna and two girls of Malori village during his visit. He also announced Rs 2 lakh to the district administration for successful implementation of “Meri Ladli” programme in the district. He said that this programme should be started throughout the state.
He also launched cleanliness drive jointly organised by Mahila Mandal and Gram panchayat Bahna at Bahna .
While addressing the gathering at Bahna panchayat, the Governor said women were the strongest power and female foeticide the biggest evil. He said that women show new direction to the society.
Acharya Devvrat urged the women to come forward and involve themselves in such social awareness programmes like Meri Ladli. He said that there were minimal cases of dowry in the State but to maintain gender ratio it was important to initiate such activities in the society. He also urged the women folk to contribute towards environment protection to make the ambiance clean.
He appreciated the efforts of district administration in this direction.
Earlier, the Governor also witnessed drama show-“ Akrosh” at Gandhi Bhawan, Mandi which was inspired by “ Meri Ladli” programme. He lauded the artists for their dramatic presentation and said that they were contributing in spreading awareness in eradicating the social abuse from the society. He stressed the need for organizing such programmes in education institutions also.
The Governor also honoured Arusha Sharma of Mandi who was the winner of “Miss Himachal’, beauty contest- 2016.