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National Girl Child Day

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National Girl Child Day
The Minister for Women and Child Development, Renuka Chowdhury releasing a calendar, at the launching of new initiatives for the welfare of Girl Child and logo for National Girl Child Day, in New Delhi on January 19, 2009
Official nameNational Girl Child Day
Observed byIndia
SignificancePromoting awareness of issues facing girl child in India, such as education, nutrition, child marriage, legal rights, and medical care, protection, honour.
DateJanuary 24

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. It was initiated in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the government of India, to spread public awareness about inequities that girls face in Indian society.[1] The day is celebrated with organized programs including awareness campaigns about Save the Girl Child, child sex ratios, and the creation of a healthy and safe environment for girls.[2][3][4][5] In 2019, the day was celebrated with the theme, 'Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow'.[6][3]

Save girl child – This child won a prize in a face painting competition on National Girl Child Day.


  • To spread awareness among people about inequalities faced by girls in the country.[7]
  • To promote awareness about the rights of girl children.
  • To increase awareness on the importance of female education, health, and nutrition.[8]

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  1. ^ Goyal, Sikha (January 24, 2019). "National Girl Child Day 2019: History, Theme, Objectives and Significance". Jagranjosh. Dainik Jagran.
  2. ^ Nair, Arun (January 24, 2019). "National Girl Child Day 2019: All You Need To Know". NDTV.
  3. ^ a b ""Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow" – National Girl Child Day 2019". The Economic Times. January 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "Significance of National Girl Child Day". The Morung Express. January 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Carvalho, Nirmala (January 24, 2010). "'National Girl Child Day' against selective abortions and female infanticide". AsiaNews.
  6. ^ "National girl child day being observed with theme 'Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow'". DD News. January 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "National Girl Child Day (NGCD) 2022: How the World Can Be Made Better for Girls?". SA News Channel. January 21, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  8. ^ "National Girl Child Day: Theme, importance, significance". Hindustan Times. January 24, 2021. Retrieved January 23, 2022.

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