Precious Kashmir News
Rajouri, Nov 21: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs Department, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today stressed that change in mindset and perception of the society about the girl child is the key to reverse the declining Child Sex Ratio and women empowerment.
The Minister said this while speaking during a workshop organized under BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP) scheme of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development.
The workshop was organised by District Social Welfare Officer in Baba Ghulam Shah University as a part of campaign initiated by district administration to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio in the district.
Addressing the participants, the Minister highlighted the need of gathering support of key stakeholders and involving local champions and prominent local personalities to ensure effective mindset change in the community.
He deliberated on issues related to community mobilization, effective implementation of PCPNDT Act, promoting girl child education and effective monitoring of BBBP.
Zulfkar while appreciating the district administration for spearheading a mass awareness campaign under BBBP exhorted that there is further need to strengthen system for flow of information regarding girls being prevented from going to school, toilets for girls in schools, violence against women etc for visible results.
District Development Commissioner Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary while speaking on the occasion enumerated various innovative interventions the district administration has undertaken like celebration of the birth of girl child, display of birth statistics through GuddiGudda boards, holding inspection visits, sealing of unregistered ultrasonography machines, consultation of all stakeholders, oath taking ceremonies among others.