BBBP committee with S.S. Bijral former IGP as its Convenor embarked on grooming young minds in educartional institutions to redeem situation created out of fallen CSR in district Jammu.
Focussed primarily to spread awareness among stake holders of Jammu district with CSR of 795 girls against 1000 boys. committee restarted the drive launched with the opening of educational institutions after winter break. At school assembly timing it addressed students at Chander Bhaga High School Akhnoor; then Govt High School Sungal and then at Govt High School Lehar Akhnoor.
Former IPS officer Bijral, main speaker, highlighted role of woman –the mother- in society and its inescapability to survive without woman. With woman being that, he said, it’s the girl child of today to be welcomed for she is the woman-the mother- of tomorrow. He referred to Mahatma Gandhi’s saying: woman is less brute; superior in moral power; more sacrificing; has greater power of endurance; more courageous; and if nonviolence is the law of our being then the future is with the woman who has more effective appeal to the heart. Calling upon boys to protect their sisters and girls in general, Bijral quoted former Secretary General of UN Ban Ki Moon who said, “Violence against women and girls will not be eradicated until all of us men and boys refuse to tolerate it.”
Anju Dogra who anchord the programmes mentioned of social evils of dowry, domestic violence and discrimination against girl child with regard to her education , sports and health at homes.
In Chander Bhaga High School five girl students; two girl students of GHS Sungal; three students of GHS Lehar who all had scored distinctions in last bord exam of 8th class were decorated with BBBP medals by Bijral IGP Rtd. Kuldip Singh Lambardar rewarded the meritorious girl students with cash prizes for their further motivation. BBBP banners with PM’s picture were also left fixed, one in each school for firming up the pro-girl child feelings in young minds.