The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Minority Affairs organized “Betiyan Banein Kushal”. It is an inter-ministerial conference on non-traditional livelihoods (NTLs) for adolescent girls on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child. Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani was the chief guest on the occasion.
Key Points related to Betiyan Banein Kushal
- In 2015, the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- The government has put constant effort into encouraging and empowering girls to pursue the vocation of their choice irrespective of gender stereotypes.
- The key highlight of the program was the interaction between Smt Smriti Zubin Irani and adolescent girls who have overcome child marriage, gender-based discrimination, and financial hardships.
- The Ministry of Women and Child Development will work on counseling girls for choosing academic streams after school and making available skill sets to those in Child Care Institutions to facilitate their financial independence and empowerment.