National Girl Child Day

Purvi Vadapudi is a 6th grade student at Government Higher Primary School Ramalingeshwarnagar in Hubballi, Karnataka. She lives in a slum with her mother and a sister who is studying in 4th standard at the same school. Her mother works as a maid in nearby houses. Unfortunately, she lost her father during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her father, suffering from kidney failure, could not receive proper treatment due to the unavailability of beds in the hospital. This tragic incident inspired her to dream of becoming a doctor.

There are many girls like Purvi who have a lot of big dreams about their future. However, in a world where gender discrimination is still an unresolved issue, girls face a lot of challenges to pursue all their dreams. National Girl Child Day is celebrated to shed light on the challenges girls face in terms of education, nutrition, healthcare and safety.

Empower girls. Develop the Nation

As Michael Obama said, “No country can flourish if it stifles the potential of its women”. If India wants to become a $5 trillion economy by the end of 2025, it will not be possible if women, a significant proportion of citizens, are uneducated. The Government of India has come up with a lot of initiatives such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) and the National Plan of Action for the Girl Child to empower girls to reach their full potential. The PM POSHAN Abhiyaan (formerly known as the Mid-Day Meal Programme) is one such scheme that can promote the education of girl children. When children receive nutritious meals in schools, it gives them the energy to concentrate on their studies and the courage to dream big. The promise of a healthy meal inspires parents to send their daughters to school. So girl children, who are usually the ones who forfeit dreams due to the financial struggles of the family, can pursue all their dreams and build a good future for themselves.

Create More Female Narratives of the Economy

In India, there still exists gender division for different jobs. Men are expected to be the sole breadwinners of a family and women to be a homemaker, a job which is not economically recognised. Education can break such stereotypes and expose girls to equal opportunities for building their career and thus contribute to the economic development of the country.

Choose the Best NGO in India to Make a Real Difference

NGOs play a crucial role in promoting the education of girls and thus minimising the gender gap in education and professional jobs. However, they need your support to extend their service to wider areas… and reach more people. Identifying the best NGOs in India is crucial to ensure that your donation is used efficiently and effectively. Through careful research and evaluation, understand their mission and choose the one that keeps transparency in their financial activities.

Feed Children with Akshaya Patra

Akshaya Patra is one of the best NGOs in India dedicated to work for child welfare. The organisation serves hot, tasty and nutritious meals to schoolchildren and thus ensures their health and education. Currently, we are feeding over 2 million children every day. Our mission is to feed 3 million by 2025. Through 71 kitchens spread across 16 states and 2 UTs, we are striving to reach students even those living in the most difficult terrain. Winning the ICAI’s Goldshield Award for ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’ for seven consecutive years puts Akshaya Patra among the best NGOs in India, which enhance the donor’s confidence.

This National Girl Child Day, let’s embark on the journey of building a strong nation by empowering girls through education. Ensure their well-being and brings a positive impact in society.

Donate to Akshaya Patra and avail tax exemption.

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