CHANDIGARH,21.01.22-The NSS units of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh organised a virtual awareness session on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme as part of the weeklong celebration of National Girl Child Day 2022.

During the session, Dr Pallvi Rani, MCM NSS Programme Officer apprised the NSS volunteers about the objectives and significance of National Girl Child Day and quoted examples of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Savitribai Phule and Dr. Kiran Bedi who contributed significantly in the field of girls' education and brought revolution in the society.

In the subsequent session, Dr Purnima Bhandari, MCM NSS Programme Officer briefed the volunteers about the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme, highlighting its objectives and the current strategies of the scheme adopted by the Government of India. Dr. Bhandari also apprised the volunteers about the eligibility condition, documents required for BBBP scheme and various initiatives launched by Government of India under the scheme such as Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, Balika Samridhi Yojana, Ladli Laxmi Yojana, etc. During this session, a poster making competition on the theme ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ was also organised wherein the participants presented their hand made posters virtually. In the end, the queries of the audience were addressed.

Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava lauded this endeavour of the NSS units to spread awareness about the Government of India's highly significant initiative to improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls in India. She added that such sessions are important from the point of sensitising citizens about the issue of gender inequality and challenging the prevalent gender stereotypes.