It was a moment of pride once again for the residents of Bibipur village in Haryana’s Jind district as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address at the Wembley Stadium in London, praised the efforts of their sarpanch in initiating the Selfie With Daughter contest. The former sarpanch Sunil Jaglan, however, feels that the Haryana government needs to do much more to protect the girl child.
Jaglan took the initiative of holding a Selfie With Daughter contest in June this year. He invited parents to click selfies with their daughters and send them to him on Whatsapp and email. After a report in The Indian Express, the idea went viral. The Prime Minister took note of the initiative in his Mann ki Baat address, before talking about it while addressing CEOs at Silicon Valley.
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Modi made a mention of it during his address at Wembley Stadium in London on Friday.
“The praise received from the PM is very encouraging,” Jaglan said. He, however, added that even though the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” was launched at Panipat in Haryana, the state government has done much to take the programme forward.
“There should be an independent department to deal with the programme instead of the department of Women and Child Development as they already have other things to do,” Jaglan said.