Panaji: November 16, 2016 …. The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar   has exhorted the people not to discriminate between girl and boy as they have inborn talent and excellence. He said Education of girl child is important as it makes  impact on generations.

Shri Parsekar was speaking   after inaugurating  Award presentation function organized by North Goa Collectorate in association with Directorate of Women & Child Development  and Directorate of Education at Porvorim today.

Shri Parsekar further speaking called upon the people to protect girl child and do away with mal practices of female foetocide.  Inorder to encourage   respect to the  girls he said the Government through various departments has implemented various schemes for girl child and for the empowerment of women as well. He congratulated the recipients of awards . 

The Director of Women & Child Development Smt. Shilpa Shinde in her address said that the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao which means save girl girl child , educate girl child is the scheme of the central Government which aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services meant for women. The state Government she said has various schemes implemented for the welfare and empowerment of women . The Government has encouraged girl child education formulating special schemes through the  Directorate of Education and by providing food and nutrition from ICDS programme through Women & Child Development she added.

The Primary Schools which had nil students dropout particularly  girls  were awarded at the hands  of Chief Minister during the occasion. 

Shri  Agnelo Fernandes, Collector North Goa, Shri Gajanan Bhat Director, Directorate of Education, Smt. Suzan, Director Child Line, Representatives of Various NGOs working for the cause of Children, Staff of North Goa Collectorate, Women & Child  Development, Heads  various Government Officers attended the function.

Shri Devidas Kudav, Nodal Officer BBBP, Dept of Education department  compered the function and also proposed the vote of thanks.