‘Padharo Mahari Lado’ (‘Welcome, My Dear Daughter’), the year-long campaign is launched in Barmer, Rajasthan by Smile Foundation, National Rural Health Mission, Department of Health Govt. Rajasthan, Help Age India and Cairn India . The campaign aims to celebrate the birth of girl child in the district where in when a girl child is born in the district; the community will celebrate the same.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Mrs. Madan Kaur, Ms. Shama Bano (Pradhan – Chouhtan), Chief Medical & Health Officer Dr. Hemraj Soni, senior official from Cairn India and Smile Foundation welfare teams were present during the launch event in Barmer town.
On the occasion special gifts for girl children such as safety kits including soaps, quilts, mosquito nets etc. were presented.
Navratri is being celebrated in India which also marks worshipping Goddess Durga. The occasion has been chosen for this intensive year-long campaign in an endeavour to reinstate the dignity of being a Girl Child in our society, which should stay forever.