National

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.

14.52:





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

14.45:





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.

14.23:





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

14:15:





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."


Our code of editorial values

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jan 24, 2022 5:11:55 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/narendra-modi-launches-beti-bachao-beti-padhao/article10638376.ece

Next Story