Jammu, March 18, 2021: The Extension Unit of MIER College of Education organized an awareness programme on “Save the Girl” in its adopted village Domana. Mrs. Vidya Chib, Child Development Project Officer, Kot Bhalwal was the resource person on this occassion.
More than 35 student members of the Extension Unit participated in the activity and oriented the locals about the discrimination and exploitation against girls. The members also discussed about gender inequality at home and work and suggested measures to promote gender equality. They mentioned some of the female achievers and role models such as Rani Laxmi Bai, Sunita Williams, Kalpana Chawla, P.T. Usha etc. to motivate young girls to come forward and be a part of mainstream activities.
Mrs. Chib shared the scheme “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” launched by Honourable Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi and said it is a campaign lunched to generate awareness and improve welfare services intended for girls in India. This was followed by a pledge in which the participants and locals took the pledge of saving and education the girl child. The sarpanch and panches of the village also enthusiastically participated in the orientation programme.
Mrs. Suman Devi Incharge Extension Unit ably organized the programme and thanked the resource persons, sarpanch and panches and also the locals for their cooperation and participation.