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Panchyats playing role to improve sex ratio to be honored

india Updated: Jan 11, 2009 20:28 IST
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Founder patron of `Nannhi Chhaan' Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said that she will request Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to reward the village panchayts that will take initiatives to lower the difference in sex ratio and plant maximum trees for environmental protection by issuingspecial grants and announced that organization will also honor these.

Badal was addressing a public rally organized by the organization and Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandak Committeeat Mukatsar, here day before Maghi Mela.

Badal also requested state government to provide aid of Rs. 15000 as fixed deposit to financially weak parents of new born girl child instead of giving it at the time of her marriage. She said it will help them to utilize the money for girl's education and make her competent.

She also stressed on the need of vocational education for women so that they can become stand on their own. Badal praised SGPC President Avtar Singh for making a wing to

educate people against social sins like female foeticide, and motivating them to plant more and more trees. Highlighting the twin issues of protecting the girl child andenvironment, Harsimrat Kaur stated that where on one hand declining tree cover is a great environmental concern, on other hand female foeticide has grown into a major social curse.

She said that there is great need of putting effective steps