Panaji: IMA Goa and the state branches of IMA Goa State are strongly supporting the initiatives for the Girl Child and organising various programmes across the state to observe the National Girl Child Day.
It is pertinent to note that the PNDT Act is being followed by all medical establishments very strictly in the state and no violation of this act has come to light, thus helping in maintaining the gender ratio.
“IMA GOA is fully committed to the well-being of the girl child as to save a girl is to save generations and the world needs strong women who will live bravely, both tender and fierce and who will lift and build others.
In keeping with the IMA’s commitment to the welfare of the girl child and this year’s theme of IMA GOA STATE of geriatric care. IMA GOA STATE is organizing programmes for the girl child from the womb to the tomb,” read the press note.
The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India initiated this celebration in 2008. The objective of celebrating National Girl Child Day are as follows:
1) Highlight the inequalities faced by girls in the country
2) Promote awareness about the rights of a girl child
3) Generate awareness on importance of girl education, health and nutrition.
The day is celebrated with organized programs including awareness campaigns about Save the Girl Child, child sex ratios, and the creation of a healthy and safe environment for girls.
Starting from female infanticide to gender inequality to sexual abuse, there is no dearth of issues.