Mangan, 20 Jan [IPR]: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week kicked off in North Sikkim today.
Additional District Magistrate Surat Gurung announced the calendar of events for the week at a District Task Force meeting held at the DAC conference hall.
A district task force and block task force meeting, signature campaign, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao pledge ceremony was organized at the district administrative centre and all the blocks.
After this, a door-to-door joint campaign with AWW and ASHA, pasting of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao stickers on all visited houses, public buildings, panchayat offices, etc. will be organized on 21 January.
Drawing, painting and essay-writing competitions will be organised in schools on 22 January.
Sensitization programmes on the value of girl child and social meetings will be held on 23 January. On the same day, CDPOs will identify local champions and engage them in awareness programmes.
National Girl Child Day will be celebrated at Zilla Bhawan on 24 January.
Talk shows on health & nutrition, PC &PNDT Act, CSR and Child Protection will be organised on 25 January and felicitations held for local champions, best girl friendly panchayats, best SMC, best frontline workers, supervisor, CDPOs, best girl achievers in sports, academics, culture etc will be organised on 26 January.