During his day long visit to Poonch, BJP National Vice President & Jammu and Kashmir Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, accompanied by State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi, District President Poonch Capt. Bansi Lal, MLA Ravinder Raina and other leaders, visited Christian colony of the town, felicitated girls students for securing high merit in 12th class besides chairing a meeting of district Poonch office bearers. Avinash Rai Khanna, while felicitating the girl students for their meritorious performance in recently declared results of 12th class, said that the girls have outshined boys showing that they are no less capable than the boys in all field. It is the bounden duty of the society to provide equal opportunities and level field, without discrimination to them and not confine the girls to kitchens; to enable them achieves their full potential. He added that PM Narendra Modi’s view that girls should be treated as important as boys has been universally accepted. The launching of “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” campaign across the country to educate the families about the importance of ensuring healthy growth environment and educational facilities to the girls and help them in contributes in nation building and not to eliminate them while still in the womb. While talking to dalit and christian families, Khanna said that both BJP and its government under Narendra Modi is concerned for equality in the society and stands for social and economic upliftment of the weaker sections, including Scheduled Castes. He said that “Samajik Samrasta” is the basic creed of Modi government meant to ensure dignified and happy life of dalits, which is reflected in policies and programmes launched by it. BJP leaders Pardeep Sharma and Sunil Gupta also accompanied Khanna.