Maneka kicks off campaign to mark 11 Aug as Daughters’ Day


Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has kicked-off a social media campaign to mark Daughters’ Day tomorrow by tweeting a picture with her daughter-in-law and grand-daughter.

The entire week is being celebrated as Daughters’ Week as part of government’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme to check female foeticide, improve sex ratio and educate girls across the country.


Maneka Gandhi has also invited people to tweet their pictures with their daughters-in-law and grand-daughters with #BBPDaughtersWeek.

A statement from the ministry said, “This opportunity is being used by the Ministry to engage citizens to celebrate the young women and girls in their lives, and spread the message of valuing the girl child.”

Anasuya, the daughter of Sultanpur MP Varun Gandhi and grand-daughter of- Maneka Gandhi, accompanied the minister to Parliament House last week.

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat had asked fathers across the country to click selfies with their daughters. The selfies were then retweeted by the PM.


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