The Ministry of Women and Child Development today launched a social media campaign to mark the Daughters Day to be celebrated on August11, 2016. The coming week will be celebrated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development as Daughters’ Week, as part of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme.
According to the Ministry’s spokesperson, through social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter etc, users from across the country will post photographs online with their Daughters, Daughters-in-law and Granddaughters using the hashtag #BBBPDaughtersWeek.
“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. To kickstart the campaign, WCD Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has posted her picture with her daughter-in-law and grand-daughter which can be seen both on twitter.com/manekagandhibjp and ministrywcd as well as the facebook,” the spokesperson said.
The WCD Minister today convened a meeting with States WCD secretaries to discuss issues related to women and child development. The Minister informed the secretaries that Union WCD Ministry had requested Ministry of Labour to increase Maternity leave to 7 months. One month to enable her to prepare for delivery and 6 months to let her provide exclusive breast feeding. She said that finally Labour Ministry agreed for 26 weeks. Relevant Labour laws are now proposed to be amended by the Bill which will be introduced inthe Lok Sabha tomorrow.