Create opportunity-filled environs for girl child: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for the creation of a “discrimination-free and opportunity-filled environment” for the girl child.

“Let’s further the spirit of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (save girl child, educate girl child) and create a discrimination-free and opportunity-filled environment for the girl child,” an official statement cited him as saying.

“Saluting the strengths, skills and achievements of the girl child on the National Girl Child Day. India will progress when the girl child shines,” Modi said.

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on January 24 to offer support and new opportunities to the girls in the country.

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