Dangal Chosen to be Screened in J&K Schools to Promote Equality


On Monday, as part of the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative, the state’s Kathua district administration began a purpose-built drive. Under this drive, movies portraying the feats and achievements of inspiring female personalities are to be shown for girl students.

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Ramesh Kumar, District Development Commissioner, guided the CEO of the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative to arrange for the screening of the movie Dangal for the girls of higher secondary schools in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The movie is a biopic film of Geeta Phogat, the wrestler who won a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.

The District Development Commissioner (DDC) stated that this initiative was opted to motivate and inspire girls by portraying the achievements and accomplishments of inspiring women who have taken up challenges against various setbacks and won against all odds. He added that more steps will be taken to provide positive exposure to the students.

What is Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Program?

In Jan 2016, the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ Program was launched by PM Narendra Modi partnering with the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Program in an effort to bring an end to the slanted sex ratio in the country and to promote education for girls, encouraging them to attend schools.

The goal of this initiative is to enhance the sex ratio as, currently, the ratio is 980 girls for every 1000 boys.

The main objective of the BBBP scheme is to bring an end to the unfortunate gender-biased, sex-selective discrimination and elimination, to guarantee the girl child’s survival and protection, and to make sure that they’re given an education.

A program initiation by way of a mass communication campaign and multi-sectoral action is being planned by the govt for a hundred chosen districts.

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