Jalandhar schools, colleges celebrate International Day of Girl Child

Jalandhar schools, colleges celebrate International Day of Girl Child

International Day of Girl Child was celebrated on Monday in many schools and colleges of Jalandhar.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 11

International Day of Girl Child was celebrated on Monday in many schools and colleges of the city. Students presented skits, extempore, PowerPoint presentations and delivered speeches to spread awareness about the day.

Innocent Hearts College of Education

The NSS unit of Innocent Hearts College of Education in collaboration with Disha-a campaign being run under the Bowry Memorial Educational and Medical Trust celebrated International Girl Child Day to advocate the notion that girls are no less than boys in all spheres of life. A drama on the theme of solutions to gender inequality – ‘Digital generation, our generation’ – was enacted by NSS volunteers Palak Ratta, Baljit Kaur, Gunpreet Kaur, Navjeet Kaur, Navpreet Kaur, Nandini and Taranpreet Kaur. They expressed their inner feelings and thoughts through this drama about the strategies to be adopted to equip girls with qualitative education and make their future bright. An extempore was also delivered on topics related to achievements of Indian women - Mary Kom, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams etc. E-certificates were given to the winners and drama actors. Principal Dr Arjinder Singh congratulated the winners and appreciated participants. He said, “The college has a ‘grievance’ and a ‘guidance and counselling cell’ to help in solving problems faced by girls so that they live a peaceful and dignified life.

Dhilwan DIPS College (co-educational)

DIPS College, Dhilwan, organised a PowerPoint competition on Monday where in students highlighted the present condition of girls. They propagated that in the modern times women have achieved great milestones. Vice-chairperson Preetinder Kaur said it was important that girls move ahead and their rights were taken care of. Their decisions should be given due respect and regard. College coordinator Harpreet Kaur highlighted the importance of the day. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to focus on women empowerment and their rights. The occasion marks the importance of adolescent girl children and attempts at identifying their power and potential by opening opportunities for them.

Eklavya School

Eklavya School organised International Girl Child Day to make students aware about the gender inequality faced by girls. The main objective of observing this day is to empower women and help them get their rights so that they can face challenges all over the world and fulfil their needs. School director Seema Handa talked about issues affecting girls such as education, nutrition, child marriage and legal rights. Principal Komal Arora said there was a need to focus on promoting girl empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights. A presentation was given by educator Bharti Kalia to promote girl empowerment. School chairman JK Gupta said it was important to teach children about gender inequality faced by girls. Administrator Dimple Malhotra motivated people for loving girl child.

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