Smile Foundation celebrated World Population Day emphasizing its call on “Beti Bhi Apni Hai” once again, at Shipra Mall in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. “Beti Bhi Apni Hai” is the flagship movement of Swabhiman – the woman and girl child empowerment programme of Smile Foundation.
In tandem with this year’s UN theme of “the importance of data collection” Smile Foundation conducted a live opinion poll and survey. This poll was conducted with over 200 people filing their opinion on “the early marriage of girls”. This opinion poll will now be formatted into an analysis study and the report will be further used as a source for the girl child empowerment programme.
In addition a street play was performed by a group of boys and girls on the theme of “early marriage of girls and its consequences”. The street play got an overwhelming response from the mall visitors. The celebration was closed with people signing a mass pledge for the empowerment of women and girls.