MERITORIOUS GIRLS AND PREGNANT WOMEN HONOURED IN BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO PROGRAM

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LUDHIANA, March 16 (CNI):  To honour the meritorious girls and pregnant women, the department of women and child development organized a special program at Kamla Lohtia College on Friday. 
 
District Program Officer (DPO) Mrs. Rupinder Kaur was the chief guest of the function. 
 
Addressing the gathering in the program, she stated that the girls have proved their mettle in every field and added that there is no such field which has to remain unconquered by them. She said that girls are blessed with unbounded energy and innovative ideas, which they can use for bringing the much-needed change in the society. 
 
She also informed the gathering about the implementation of action plan under ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ program and claimed department is actively running awareness drive in each block and village of the district. 
 
She claimed since the starting of the program, the sex-ratio in the district has improved considerably as it was 881 (at birth) in 2015-16 which increased to 935 (at birth) in 2016-17. 
 
The DPO also called upon the girls to dream big, stand up for achieving the goal and act as an agent of change by realizing their inbuilt power.  
 
The college students also staged a short play and a skit during the program. Five meritorious and 15 pregnant women were also honoured in the program. 
 
On this occasion, Child Development and Program Officer Mr. Gurcharan Singh, College Principal Mr. Shiv Mohan Sharma, College Management Committee Chairman Mr. Dharam Pal Jain, Commerce Professor Mrs. Jaspreet Kaur, Supervisor Paramjeet Kaur and Anganwari workers were present.