Sunil Jaglan, sarpanch of the Bibipur village of Jind district, who grabbed headlines after Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised his ‘Selfie With Daughter’ initiative to promote ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign, will address corporate leaders at a seminar in Gurgaon on July 21.
Jaglan reportedly received a telephone call from Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s office, inviting him to take part in the seminar being organised by some corporate groups on the subject of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao drive launced by the PM.
When contacted, Jaglan confirmed, “I have received a call from the CMO about the event and soon I will receive the official invitation from the organisers of the event via email”.
“I have been told to prepare a speech of about 20 minutes on the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao theme. A team also visited my village to shoot a video, which will highlight our initiatives for the cause of girl child during the seminar,” he added.
Though Jaglan has become famous across the country following his praise by PM Modi in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’, he is also facing criticism by his opponents in the village, as some of them have filed a police complaint against Jaglan and a news channel, alleging that both had represented a wrong picture of their village in a TV show last month.
“Regarding the complaint I met Jind SP Abhishek Jorwal and asked him to take action against me if I have committed any sin by taking steps to improve poor sex ratio in my village. Also, I appealed the SP to take action against the complainants if they fail to prove their allegations against me,” he added.
The sarpnch said, “I have also received a call from the chief minister who has told me to continue my work for daughters without any fear”.
Meanwhile, SP Jorwal said that he had forwarded the complaint to the district attorney for legal opinion on the allegations levelled against Jaglan and the TV channel.
‘WILL START JAGROOK LAADO CAMPAIGN SOON’
After initiating ‘Selfie With Daughter’ campaign and another drive urging people to put their daughters’ names on name plates outside their houses, the Bibipur sarpanch will now launch ‘Jagrook Laado’ campaign to make girls aware of their rights.
Briefing about the new initiative, Jaglan said that the motive of this campaign is to empower girls to raise their voice against the discrimination they face inside and outside their houses.
“We will also make them aware about the laws to check crime against women in the country and they will also be taught how to lodge a police complaint against eve teasing and tackle other problems they face at public places,” he added.