National Girl Child Day: She Is A Blessing, Not A Burden

| January 24 , 2018 , 18:00 IST

Each year on January 24, India observes the National Girl Child Day with an aim to highlight the inequalities faced by the girl child in the country and to harness more support and opportunities for the girl child.

We live in a patriarchal society where women are seen as the weaker sex. Not a day passes without a crime being committed against a woman or girl child in our country. Several households and families often see the girl child as a liability and prefer a male child. The birth of a girl child is not always a moment of celebration. This is the relative cause of female infanticide that has cursed our country for many years. Awareness hence automatically becomes the need of the hour. In order to meet this goal, National Girl child day celebrated nationwide.

To mark the occasion, several people took social media to celebrate Girl child day and also raise their voice against female infanticide.

Several people and celebrities took to twitter expressing their views on the National Girl Child Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a small video on Twitter. Along with the video, he tweeted, "We salute the skills, strengths and fortitude of the girl child. We are proud of the accomplishments of the girl child in various fields". #NationalGirlChildDay



Assam Minister HimantaBiswaSarma shared a picture with his daughter and wrote,“I am truly blessed to have a daughter whom I adore & love…”



West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjeetweeted highlighting the success of Kanyashree scheme,"Today is the National Girl Child Day. We are proud of our Kanyashree girls. Our scheme for the girl child is an international model now. My best wishes to all."


The scheme has two cash transfer components-an annual incentive of Rs 750 and one time-grant of Rs 25,000 to be paid after a girl turns 18.

Sachin Tendulkar too shared a video 

VVS Lakshman shared the achievements of four women and tweeted,“On #NationalGirlChildDay , I salute the indomitable spirit of selfless women like these. It's very important to not discriminate but to empower the girl child.”


Sonam Kapoor too highlights the necessity of girls having access to education, nutrition and healthcare.