3 women CMs to attend national programme on girl child

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 01, 2015 20:51 IST

The women chief ministers of Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal will attend the national programme ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (save daughter, educate daughter) which will be launched by prime minister Narendra Modi from Panipat on January 22.

Expressing gratitude towards Modi for accepting his request to launch the programme from the historical town, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that it was the first visit of the prime minister after the formation of BJP government in Haryana and Modi would start this programme from Haryana.

He said that the programme aimed to prevent unfavourable impact of declining sex ratio in the country and its prime objective was to bring a change in people mindset towards girl child.

Khattar said that a national level media and multi-sectoral campaigns in 100 districts of the country, having adverse child sex ratio, would be carried out under this programme. In Haryana, it would be implemented in 12 districts namely Mahendergarh, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Rewari, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Kaithal, Bhiwani and Panipat.

He said that the two-day seminar cum conference would be organised in the beginning of the programme on January 20 and 21, 2015 which would also be attended by Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia and West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee.

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