Panaji: May 7,2015 … The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar has said that, investment on girl child yields good result. A society which upholds women dignity and respect is a prosperous and developed society. Therefore he said it is for all of us to introspect about decline  in male and female sex ratio.   

Shri Parsekar was speaking after launching State wide Campaign “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” at a function held in the city today. The function was organized by The Directorate Women and Child Development.

Shri Parsekar further speaking said that we have to strive to arrest inhuman practices of gender detection. The welfare and empowerment of society will not be complete without the welfare and empowerment of women. Therefore Government is committed to the development and welfare of women and has implemented various schemes like Laadli Laxmi or Gruha Aadhar and other schemes for their education as well. He hoped for participation of community in large for the grand success of this campaign.   

Minister for Women and Child Development Shri Dilip Parulekar in his address said that Government is concerned about the empowerment and safety of girl child and therefore has implemented scheme like Laadli Laxmi, Gruha Aadhar etc. He appealed to the people to cooperate with the Government for the grand success of this campaign in the state he added and complimented the Department for successful organization of the function .

Chief Secretary Shri R.K. Srivastav while speaking at the function said that decline in the sex ratio can hamper social balance therefore balance of sex ration of male and female is very important. Although the sex ratio is quite satisfactory in Goa yet we have to strive to improve a lot in this regard. He called for suggestions from persons, organizations NGOs  working in this sector for the success of this campaign.    

Smt. Neela Mohanan, Collector North Goa in her welcome address briefing about the campaign “Beti bachao Beti Padhao” informed that, it is the initiative of the Central Government which is launched in 100 districts all over the country has threefold purpose, to stop gender discrimination,  to stop prenatal sex detection, Universalization of ICDS and Providing Safe atmosphere for girl child. 

Shri V.N. Shetye Director DRDA North, Smt. Sunita Sawant Dy. Superintendent of Police North Goa, Shri Swapnil Naik Addl. Collector North, Shri Jaykumar Vernekar Asst.AO Directorate of Women and Child Development  and members of various NGOs working in this sector attended the function.

Smt. Akshata Bhat compered the function. Smt. Deepali Naik Director Women and Child Development proposed the vote of thanks.