In India, the National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is observed annually on January 24. The day aims to focus on the inequalities faced by girls, to promote the education, health & nutrition of the girl child, and to spread awareness about the rights of a girl child. The day was observed for the first time in 2008 as an initiative by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India.
The day was initiated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to:
- Spread awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by girls in the country.
- Promote awareness about the rights of a girl child.
- Increase awareness on the importance of girl education, health, and nutrition.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Minister of Women and Child Development: Smriti Zubin Irani.