Governor greetings on International Day of the Girl Child

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Srinagar, October 10: Governor N.N. Vohra has greeted the people on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child.

In his message the Governor has appealed to people of the State to join the initiatives which are being taken Internationally to ensure a world free of discrimination against women and effectively oppose any attempt to subvert women and young girls against any kind of disadvantage or discrimination. He observed that 1.1 billion girls in the world comprise a vital segment of the upcoming generation which is poised to take on all emerging challenges. He stressed the importance of all required action being taken to strengthening the growth of the girl child by creating adequate opportunities for her education, nutrition, medical care, and protection of her legal rights, particularly against violence and child marriage.

Governor observed that it would be useful, from the point of view of initiating promotional programmes, for all concerned authorities to collect essential girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data. Such data would be also useful in an improved understanding of the challenges girls face and evolve strategies for finding pragmatic solutions to the varied pressing problems faced by girls.