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Challenge gender stereotypes, promote equality, says PM Modi on Girl Child Day

On the occasion of National Child Day, PM Narendra Modi stressed the need to fight discrimination against girl child and ensure gender equality.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2017 12:32 IST

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting award at the National Bravery Awards 2016 function in New Delhi on January 23.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting award at the National Bravery Awards 2016 function in New Delhi on January 23.(PTI Photo)
         

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined the need to reject gender discrimination and ensure equal opportunities as he extended greetings on the occasion of Girl Child Day.

“National Girl Child Day is a day to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the girl child, whose excellence in many fields makes us proud,” he said in a tweet.

Modi said, “it is imperative to reject discrimination against the girl child and ensure equal opportunities for the girl child”.

The Prime Minister also called for challenging gender stereotypes and promoting gender sensitisation and equality.

First Published: Jan 24, 2017 12:31 IST

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