Hailing the social awareness campaign launched by Upkar Coordination Society, Nawanshahr deputy commissioner Anindita Mitra on Sunday exhorted rural people to come forward to save girl child by showcasing rare feats achieved by women in the contemporary world.
Interacting with a gathering, while participating in the 73rd morning assembly (parbhat feri) of the NGO at Aema village of Kandi area in the wee hours on Sunday, the DC called upon the people to shun the wrong practice of sex discrimination. “Nowadays daughters are excelling in every sphere and bringing laurels for their families,” said the DC.
Recounting her own experience, she said after the death of her father during her schooling, her sister and she along with their mother struggled hard to achieve the goals set by their father.
Quoting Guru Nanak Dev, she said, “So Kyo Manda Akhian, Jit Jamme Rajan (Why condemn women who gave birth to kings too)”.
She said it was a proud moment for them that the Punjab and Haryana high court had also endorsed the ‘Nawanshahr Model’ set by the district administration with the help of Upkar Coordination Society to save girl child by implementing it across the state, and thus, it becomes our responsibility to uphold this position.
“Though the district has topped in the 2011 Census in girl-boy in age group of 0-6 years —885 girls against 1,000 boys — it should be more than 1,000,” she appealed to the people.
She lauded the services of Upkar Coordination for its persisting efforts to save girl child by arranging morning assemblies in villages and also expressed gratitude towards panchayats of Alowal and Aema villages and others for taking part in the awareness campaign.