Thursday, May 23, 2013

BECAUSE I’M A GIRL’ DRIVE KICKS OFF Friday, 24 May 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Friday, 24 May 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Because I Am A Girl (BIAAG) Campaign, a global initiative launched by Plan International to promote girls' rights and lift millions of them out of poverty was formally launched by district social welfare officer Shakuntala Bhoi here.
The objective of the campaign is to create awareness on the whole issue of child rights in relation to the plight of the girl child, identify the girl child issues and develop strategic plan of action for future programme intervention in consultation with the State Government and members of the civil society organizations.
At a meeting jointly organised by YCDA and CYSD with support from Plan International, Jitendra Roy, Mamata Tripathy and Suman Diwedi of ICDS, Shrabntika Bhattacharya and Jyoti Praksh Ratha spoke on different schemes for women development and stressed on protection of child and women.
On the occasion, several distinguished women achievers of Balangir district which include first women theatre artiste Bhanumati Das, Anandini Darjee (athlete), Baishali Biswal (Khoko player) and Padmabati Meher (ANM) were felicitated for outstanding performance in their fields. They were also told to narrate their experience.
While Anandini Ratha administered the oath for the campaign, Suneeta Tripathy proposed the vote of thanks.

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