Chandigarh, Dec 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme, a nationwide scheme aimed to address the dipping child sex ratio and empower girl child in the country, from Panipat in Haryana next month.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the Prime Minister, in his first visit after the formation of BJP government in Haryana, would launch the programme from Panipat in Haryana on January 22.
The nationwide programme 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' is in the direction of preventing unfavorable impact of declining sex ratio in the country and also to sort out this serious trouble, Khattar said in a release here.
The prime objective of this programme was to bring a change in people mindset towards girl child on or after her birth. Preventing determination of sex, female foeticide, ensuring safety of girls, their best possible care and providing quality education are integral part of this programme, he added.
Khattar said a national level media and multi-sectoral campaigns in 100 districts in the country would also be carried out under the programme.
'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme would be implemented in 12 districts of Haryana namely Mahendergarh, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Rewari, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Kaithal, Bhiwani and Panipat which have the lower girl child sex ratio.
The Chief Minister said a two-day seminar-cum-conference would also be organised on the beginning of the programme on January 20 and 21 next month.
He said Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee would be special invitee in the seminar.
Besides, women and child development ministers and Principal Secretaries concerned of all states have also been invited to express their views in the seminar.