‘Civil society must enhance awareness about curbing female foeticide’

International Day of Girl Child

Greater Kashmir / Greater Kashmir
Publish Date: Oct 12 2012 12:00PM
Srinagar, Oct 11: As part of the celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, a function was organized by the Department of Posts at the General Post Office Complex here today.
 First Lady Usha Vohra, who was the Chief Guest at the function, released a Special Cover brought out by the Department of Posts on this occasion.
 Speaking on the occasion, the First Lady emphasized the need for focussed attention on female education and observed that we have to make continued efforts to further advance female education so that every girl gets educated. She added that this also calls for seriously addressing the issue of drop-out rate among girls who leave their studies halfway. She said that, along side education, the girls need to be taught skills to become economically self-reliant.
 Referring to the declining sex ratio, the Lady Governor while stressing the need for effective enforcement of laws to curb female foeticide, said that the civil society must enhance awareness of the people against such social evils.
 She complimented John Samuel, Chief Post Master General, J&K Circle, and the Department of Posts, for celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child and hoped that this Day would go a long way towards the enlargement of women’s empowerment.