Haryana bagged three awards
For significant improvement in respect of Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB), Haryana will be felicitated at a function in Delhi on August 7, 2019. The consistent performance in respect of SRB indicates that the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) scheme is gaining ground.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Women and Child Development Department said that in this year, Haryana has bagged three awards which included one state-level and two district-level awards for consistent performance in respect of the SRB. The two districts included Bhiwani and Mahendragarh.
He said that BBBP was launched by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi on January 22, 2015 at Panipat with the objective to prevent gender biased sex selective elimination, ensure survival, education and empowerment of the girl child. The efforts made by the State Government have shown encouraging results and it has become a role model for others. The sex ratio at birth in Haryana, which was 830 as per 2011 census, has gone up to 914 in December, 2018 which has been further improved to 918 up to the month of June, 2019.
He said that Haryana has been awarded Nari Shakti Puruskar for improving sex ratio at birth on March 8, 2016 in Rashtrapati Bhawan. On January 24, 2017, district Yamunanagar was awarded for exemplary performance in the field of girl education. Similarly, district Sonepat bagged award for implementation of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC & PNDT) Act on March 8, 2018.
The spokesman said that on the occasion of National Girl Child Day on January 24, 2019, Haryana bagged four awards in different categories. He said that the State was awarded for “Overall Support, Guidance, Monitoring and achieving the targets of BBBP”. Similarly, district Karnal was awarded for “Effective Community Engagement”, district Kurukshetra for “Enforcement of Pre Conception & Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PC & PNDT Act)” and district Jhajjar for “Enabling Girls Child Education”.