Samba, December 30
Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today flagged off ‘Mobile Exhibition Van’ under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign. The van equipped with LED screens and sound system will show movies, documentaries and promotional video clips on women empowerment to generate awareness on gender parity benefits.
District Development Commissioner, Sheetal Nanda, ASP, Raja Adil Hamid, CPO, J S Sambyal, DSWO Mushtaq Choudhary and other officers were present on the occasion.
The Minister highlighted the importance of the campaign as it envisages checking the declining child sex ratio in the district. He hoped that these sensitization and awareness programmes under BBBP will have a positive effect by empowering the female child and changing mindset of the society.
The Minister directed DDC to propose formulation of district level contributory fund for benefiting needy people who are yet to be covered under existing government welfare schemes.
Earlier, the DDC gave a brief background of activities being taken by the district administration like Mass communication campaigns, celebration of birth of girl child, strict implementation of PC&PNDT Act and monthly monitoring of sex ratio through Guddi Gudda Board.
She informed that a schedule has been chalked out in this regard and accordingly the Van will be sent to both rural and urban parts of the district covering all the government schools. She also informed that the district administration is making special efforts for re-enrollment of school dropout girls by having regular counseling sessions with parents.