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PM salutes ‘nation’s daughters’ on National Girl Child Day

Representative image of girls playing football (IANS)

On the occasion of the National Girl Child Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted the 'daughters of the nation' and praised people working towards the empowerment of girls to provide them a life of dignity and opportunity.

The Prime Minister said: "On the National Girl Child Day, we salute our #DeshKiBeti and their accomplishments in various fields. The central government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity."

In another tweet he appreciated people who are working towards empowering the girl child and creating opportunity for the country's daughters. Modi said: "Today is also the day to specially appreciate all those working towards empowering the girl child and ensuring she leads a life of dignity and opportunity."

The National Girl Child Day was launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2008 to spread public awareness on inequalities girls faced in the Indian society. The government and various organisations mark the day to raise awareness on government policies as well as encourage the society to work towards empowering girls and women.