Mumbai Police has taken to Twitter to send National Girl Child Day wishes to everyone on January 24. The day came to be celebrated from 2008 onwards after being initiated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Celebrating the girl child, Twitter handle of the Mumbai Police tweeted a photo of the silhouette of a girl child holding balloons with education, love, equality, opportunity, freedom, support, recognition, freedom and safety written on it.
The cops tweeted the picture with the caption: 'You go girl! #NationalGirlChildDay'. The theme for National Girl Child Day 2019 is 'Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow'. The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrates the National Girl Child Day (NGCD) with different events. This year NGCD coincides with the fourth anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme which aims at saving and educating the girl child. National Girl Child Day 2019: Know Significance And Theme of The Day Empowering Girls.
Here is the Mumbai Police's tweet:
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 24, 2019
People took to Twitter tweeting about the importance of educating girl children. Mumbai Police Commissioner, Subodh Jaiswal also tweeted supporting girl children. Politicians including Ashok Gehlot, Manohar Lal, Babul Supriyo, Jagat Prakash Nadda, Mamata Banerjee, different departments of the government, cricketers, brands also spread the importance of girl children in society. National Girl Child Day 2019: Empowering Quotes You Can Share With the Little Girls That Will Make Their Day.
While efforts are taken by both government and private entities to support the growth of girl children in a bright environment, crimes against them are rising. From sexual assaults, rape, gender inequality, lack of opportunity to education, girl children continue to face terrible discrimination in the society. We hope every girl child gets an opportunity for a great and successful future.