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Respect to woman crucial for nation building : Bijral

Students of Govt. Girls Hr. Secondary School, Rhari Colony, enmass with their teachers were today entertained on theme subject ‘respect to women crucial for nation building’ as part of national project ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’.
S.S. Bijral IGP (Rtd), State Convener of BBBP, chief guest on the occasion, at the outset urged school strength of girl students to not let their pride be hit by being considered less important and least desired indicated by falling Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and female foeticide. He said girl child is disfavoured not because of any of her deficiencies but out of ignorant of her gifted capabilities. He struck a cautious note observing out of 160 critical districts nationwide nine districts are from J&K where CSR compared to 1000 boys as per 2011 census is appalling: Jammu (795), Kathua (831), Pulwama (829), Budgam (832), Anantnag (841), Samba (729), Baramulla (863), Ganderbal (863).
Bijral called upon students to be ‘Rajdoot’ for PM Narendra Modi campaign of BBBP making a fervent appeal to ‘Deshwasis’ to invest and strengthen girl child (women) to strengthen Bharat.
State Committee Member Anju Dogra, in her address, said it is the mother who does not favour birth of girl child as was revealed through survey conducted in Haryana. She being mother herself, shared with students that mother disfavours female birth knowing the treatment woman gets in society by way of threatened safety, domestic violence and demand for dowry. She urged upon girl students to earn trust of their parents to escape unnecessary restrictions parents impose especially on girl child.
Medals were awarded to 18 girl students who had scored above 90% marks in their board exams to afford them recognition and to motivate other girl students to excel and bring out their hidden enormous capabilities the society looks forward to having.
Subash Chander Principal of the School, expressing gratitude lauded the painstaking, in detail awareness campaign launched by the BBBP state committee members. He urged the students to further spread the message to others besides their own kith and kins.