As it happened: Narendra Modi launches 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao'

People gathered at the 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' launch. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to launch the national programme of “ Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao” (Save girl child-Educate girl child) campaign in Panipat, Haryana. Follow live updates from The Hindu's Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar here

14.55: In Haryana, the sex ratio in districts ranges between 875 and 837 which means the female foeticide rate is high: Maneka.


14.49: It has become a matter of existence of women as the sex ratio has declined to 914, says Union Minister Maneka Gandhi


14.44: If girls are not born, who will you marry your daughters to? This leads to crime and persecution, says Madhuri

14.24: Madhuri addresses Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign as brand ambassador.


14:20: Union Ministers Maneka Gandhi, Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Inderjit Singh, J.P. Nadda and Haryana CM also on dais


14: 00 pm: Ahead of the launch, Union Minister for Rural Development Birender Singh flagged off the yatra on Sunday from the premises of Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda University in Jind. > Read more here

Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Mr. Singh said: “adverse sex ratio” had emerged as a big challenge before the society and every citizen should make efforts to check the imbalance.

13: 55 pm: According to the 2011 Census, the number of females per 1,000 males in Haryana in 2011 was just 879. >Read more

13: 50 pm: People gathered at the venue in Panipat

13: 40 pm:

13: 20pm: Despite early morning rain large number of people turn up for launch of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao programme by PM Modi at Panipat.

What is Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao scheme?

Prime Minister Modi described it as "a key scheme that aims to address the dipping child sex ratio and empower girl child in the country."

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