|Minister Smriti Irani releases book titled Chronicles of Change Champions in New Delhi|
Minister Smriti Irani releases book titled Chronicles of Change Champions in New Delhi
Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani, released a book, titled “Chronicles of Change Champions” at an event held in New Delhi.
The book is a compilation of 25 innovative initiatives taken at the State and District levels under the Prime Minister’s flagship scheme of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP). It captures the convergent approach adopted at the grassroots level and provides insight into the unique manner of community engagement by the District Administration and frontline workers.
About Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme:
The BBBP scheme was launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on 22nd January, 2015 at Panipat, Haryana as a comprehensive programme to address the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and the related issues of empowerment of women over a life-cycle continuum. Expanded in a phased manner and currently being implemented in all the 640 districts of the country, BBBP is a step towards the nation’s resolve to accomplish gender equality by promoting and prioritizing the needs and rights of the girl child.
The scheme is a tri-ministerial initiative of the central government ministries of Women & Child Development, Human Resource Development and Health & Family Welfare. A convergent approach and community engagement are the main pillars of the scheme and has resulted in increased awareness and sensitization of masses for accomplishing a gender-neutral society.