Empowering the Girl Child: A Commitment Towards Equality and Development


In a heartening display of commitment towards the holistic development and welfare of the girl child, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended warm greetings on the occasion of National Girl Child Day, underlining the significance of nurturing and providing equal opportunities for girls.

Chief Minister Sarma, in a poignant message, described girl children as a “treasured gift of God” and urged parents to cherish this gift while emphasizing the need for creating an environment that fosters equal opportunities for girls to thrive. As a father and guardian to many young girls in Assam, Sarma’s words echoed a resolute commitment to ensuring the well-being and empowerment of girls in the state.

Taking to social media, the Chief Minister posted on his official handle, “Girl children are the treasured gift of God and must be cherished by every parent. As a father and a Mama to many young girls of Assam, I strongly believe in creating equal opportunities for our girls to grow and flourish. On #NationalGirlChildDay, we reiterate our commitment towards the welfare of our girls.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also utilized a social media platform to express his admiration for the indomitable spirit and accomplishments of the girl child on National Girl Child Day. In a post, he acknowledged the invaluable contributions of girl children as change-makers who enhance the fabric of the nation and society.

“On National Girl Child Day, we salute the indomitable spirit and accomplishments of the Girl Child. We also recognize the rich potential of every girl child in all sectors. They are change-makers who make our nation and society better. Over the last decade, our government has been making many efforts to build a nation where every girl child has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive,” shared the Prime Minister.

The words of both leaders underscore a shared vision for a future where girls are not only protected but are also empowered to contribute meaningfully to society. The emphasis on equal opportunities, education, and growth aligns with a broader national objective of building a more inclusive and progressive India.

Over the last decade, the government’s initiatives have focused on dismantling barriers that hinder the potential of the girl child. Policies and programs have been implemented to enhance access to education, healthcare, and opportunities for skill development. The concerted efforts are aimed at fostering an environment where every girl can realize her aspirations and contribute to the nation’s progress.

National Girl Child Day serves as a poignant reminder of the collective responsibility to create a society that values and nurtures its female members. As the leaders of Assam and the nation reiterate their commitment, the hope is that such sentiments translate into sustained action, paving the way for a brighter, more equal future for every girl child in India.



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