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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
24 JAN 2023 7:07PM by PIB Delhi
National Girl Child Day celebrated across the Country

The Ministry of Women & Child Development celebrated the National Girl Child Day on 24th January ,2023. National Girl Child Day is celebrated with a view to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child to bridge the gender divide and to lay emphasis on  the importance of girl’s education, health and nutrition.

This year, as part of celebration of the Day , the Ministry  decided to make this event a janbhagidari, States/UTs and districts were requested to organize activities relating to valuing the girl child from 18th to 24th January,2023. The hashtag for promoting the current campaign on social media platforms was hashtag(#akamceIebratinggirlchildmwcd).

States/UTs have undertaken various activities/programs in the 5-Day celebrations of NGCD. Activities such as special Gram Sabha/Mahila Sabha on CSR, Oath taking ceremony/signature ceremony, door to door programme, Programme with schools (Govt/Privates)- on value of girl child, Posters/Slogan-writing/ Drawing/Wall Painting competition among school, community sensitization programme, talk show on Health & Nutrition related issues of girls, plantation drive were organized. Local champion in the field of education, sports were honoured/felicitated.




A glimpse of the celebrations  of NGCD in various States/UTS can be seen in pictures below:

1.Madhya Pradesh

Ratlam District

Signature Campaign

Oath taking ceremony

Sehore District

वृक्षारोपण-एक पौधा बेटी के नाम

मजिस्ट्रेट द्वारा बालिकाओं का सम्मान

2.  Uttar Pradesh

Basti District

Spreading the message to value the girl child through nukkad natak


Signature campaign, plays and felicitation of local champions

3. Assam


Pledge on BBBP was taken by Hon'ble MP and MLA, Deputy Commissioner, Sonitpur along with HODs and officials of all departments under the jurisdiction of DC.

Oath taking ceremony in School

Poster making activity in school

 Batashipur Panchayat, Dhekiajuli

 Activities performed:

1. Special Gram Sabha on Adolescent Empowerment

2. Pasting BBBP stickers in households and prominent places like Community halls, Anganwadi Centres

4. Gujarat

Gandhinagar District

Baby Girl Welcoming kit distribution among new born baby girl at Gandhinagar District, Gujarat

Distribution of education kits to orphan girls

daughters who excelled in education, sports were honoured

Plantation Drive

Amreli District

Amreli felicitated girls who secured commendable achievement in field of sports at national and state level as a part of celebration of National Girl Child Day.

Mahesana district

Competition-Rangoli, Drawing, Mehendi.



5.  Odisha

Khordha District

Signature campaign on 24th Jan 23 to promote awareness on BBBP.

Essay competition on BBBP in CCIs .

Slogan on BBBP by School children.

Rally conducted in different schools.

6. Maharashtra

Wardha district

Poster making activity in school

Jan Jagriti Rally