Every year, 11 October is observed as International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for 2015 is ‘The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030’, in recognition of the importance of investing in adolescent girls’ empowerment and rights, both today and in the future. It is to supports more opportunity for girls. The philosophy is to increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. We are talking about inequality such as right to education, nutrition, and many more.
This is a modern world where every citizen is considered free and equal. But is it so? Empowerment of and investment in girls, is critical to see a better, balanced world as soon as we all like to see. And without your participation it’s going take longer than needed.
Akshaya Patra runs the mid-day meal programme providing access to nutritious food to schools children whether they are boys, girls or coming from any caste or creed. The sense of equality is imbibed into every child as they are equally taken care of. The meal serves as an incentive to get education too. Girls can be empowered with knowledge as are nourished as well. This programme of The Akshaya Patra Foundation needs everyone’s support so more girls get food for education every day and one day we do see a better tomorrow where everyone is equally empowered and enlightened. Together we can contribute towards empowering girls by upholding their right to food, education, health, safety and dignity.
When we observe the next International Day of the Girl Child, the status should show a positive sign. Are you game?
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