Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday flagged off a school girl’s mission against female foeticide from his residence here.

Young Ishita Uppal, a Class VII student of a Panchkula-based school, has already been designated as a brand ambassador by the Chandigarh Administration. Mr. Hooda designated her as brand ambassador of Haryana. He blessed her and wished her success in her mission.

Ishita thereafter left for Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab where she would take part in various anti-foeticide programmes. On Friday she would return to Haryana to take part in programmes against female foeticide in Ambala on November 21 and then leave for Kurukshetra the same evening.

On November 22 she would be in Kurukshetra, from where she would go to Karnal on November 23, Panipat on November 24, Rohtak on November 25, Hisar on November 26 and return to Fatehgarh Sahib the same day. She would return to Chandigarh from Fatehgarh Sahib on November 27.

She said it was about two and a half years ago that she first read about female foeticide in newspapers and posed several questions to her father to find an answer to this social malady. She was deeply touched and decided to raise her voice against this social crime. Her thrust is on Fatehgarh Sahib which has the lowest male-female ratio (0-6 years) in the country, she added.