Haryana government will start celebrating the birthday of girl students across all state-run schools. The programme ‘Kanya Janamdin Utsav’, will be launched on coming Thursday.
A spokesperson of the Haryana’s education department said in Chandigarh yesterday, the birthday of the girls falling in the same month would be celebrated as ‘Utsav’ on every second Tuesday. The spokesperson added, these girls’ parents and the Panchayat members will also remain present during the Utsav.
Census 2011 computes a highly skewed sex-ratio of 879 women per 1000 men for Haryana. However, the state recently noted improvement with the number of girls crossing 900 mark for the December month, a development which happened for the first time in a decade.