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.
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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.
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- Minister of Women and Child Development: Smriti Zubin Irani.