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North Sikkim among the 10 best BBBP Districts in the Country

North Sikkim among the 10 best BBBP Districts in the Country

North Sikkim among the 10 best BBBP Districts in the Country

08 Mar , Jhunjhunu (IPR) : On the occasion of the International Women Day, the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi launched the National Nutrition Mission and the Pan India Expansion of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme covering all the 640 districts in the country in a mega event held at Jhunjhunu, Rajastan.
During the above event, North Sikkim was among the 10 selected districts who was awarded by the Honourable Prime Minister for outstanding contribution in the “Effective Community Engagement” in the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme. The award was received by the District Collector, North Sikkim Shri Karma R Bonpo from the Honourable Prime Minister.
Among the other district awarded under the BBBP scheme were Raigarh (Chattisgarh), Sikar (Rajasthan),Bijapur (Karnataka),TaranTaran (Punjab), Hyderabad (Telegana), Sonipat (Harayana), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) and Udampur (J&K).
The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme is being implemented in North Sikkim since the past three years and under the program various community engagement programs have been undertaken in the district. The District has made significant progress in the areas like sensitization of women and child issues, education of the girl child and improvement in basic parameter like Child Sex ratio, immunization and first semester ANC registration.
The District Collector North stated that the reason for the best performance of the district was the enabling environment for women created in the state. He said that under the leadership of the Honourable Chief Minister, women have been given all their rights and status. Due to the efforts of the government, women are taking a leading role in all walks of life. He also expressed his gratitude towards the contribution of the officers responsible for implementation of the program and stated that it was a joint effort between the administration and the elected representatives of the district.
The Honourable Prime Minister on the above occasion stated the importance of providing quality education to the girls just like the boys. He said the daughters bring pride and glory to the nation and they are excelling in several fields. He urged the nation that both the National Nutrition Mission and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao should be taken up as Jan Andalon to make them a success on the ground.
During the above ceremony, the Honourable Prime Minister also awarded the winners of the Spot the Beti Bachao Beti Padho logo contest and winner for National Nutrition Mission Project. To commemorate the 3rd anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, the Honourable Prime Minister launched the Photo journey book showcasing the innovative practices undertaken by the Districts.

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