Wednesday, February 15, 2012

National Girl Child Day celebrations on24th January 2012

National Girl Child Day was celebrated  organizing a Press Meet on 24th january at Hyderabad by the Child Rights Protection Forum Representatives including R. Venkat Reddy of M.V. Foundation, Dalit Leader  J. B. Raju, and Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer of Tharuni and others.They demanded  the Central Government for declaring 2012 as Year of  Empowerment of Girl Child. They all reiterated to protect the rights of the girl children  as they are facing discrimination with female foeticide, infanticide, child labour, child marriage and lower levels of education.
They requested the Government to establish a Child Rights Commission at State level, to solve these problems.They also stressed  the need to  release Rules and Regulations to the Child Marriage Prohibition Act 2006 very  soon. Free Education up to Degree level, free transport facilities, educational scholarships and free hostel facilities and toilets and sanitary requirements  have to be provided to  enable the girl child to empower herself, they said. Posters and  Pamphlets were released on the issues of girl child on the occasion.
Dr. Mamatha highlighted the issues of girl children on Vanitha T.V. and Sakshi T. V. which were telecasted on 24th January.

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