Maneka Gandhi bats for 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme at Panipat
Panipat, Jan 20 (IBNS): Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi on Tuesday urged the nation to save girls while stressing that the society needs to change the mindset towards a girl child to eradicate the problem of female foeticide.
She was addressing at the two-day National Thematic Workshop on Women and Child Development at Panipat.
The workshop is a part of the "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" programme to be launched from by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Jan 22.
Maneka Gandhi, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Ben Patel together released the scroll ‘Betihai to kalhai’ at the two-day National Thematic Workshop.
Maneka said evil practices of female foeticide need to be combatted strongly, in which, the society has a larger role to play.
The Narendra Modi government's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' scheme would be implemented in 100 districts with low female sex ratio. Out of these, 12 are in Haryana -- Mahendergarh, Jhajjar, Rewari, Sonepat, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Karnal, Yamuna Nagar, Kaithal, Bhiwani and Panipat.
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