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Govt says no to child adoption day

The attempt to create awareness about child adoption has received a blow with the Women and Child Development Ministry rejecting a proposal to celebrate the National Child Adoption Day on June 28 every year. Chetan Chauhan reports.

india Updated: Aug 30, 2009 22:26 IST
Chetan Chauhan

The attempt to create awareness about child adoption has received a blow with the Women and Child Development Ministry rejecting a proposal to celebrate the National Child Adoption Day on June 28 every year.

“We felt that celebrating another day would be wasteful government expenditure until we study impact of celebrations of other days like Girl Child Day and Women’s Day,” said a senior WCD ministry official, not willing to be quoted.

Former Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury had, on the occasion of the First Girl Child Day on January 24, announced that the government would celebrate the National Child Adoption Day.