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Modi launches Beti Bachao Campaign from Panipat

Panipat, Jan 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the national programme "Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao" (Save girl child-Educate girl child) campaign in Panipat, Haryana, where the sex ratio has declined as per the 2011 census.

Addressing the crowd while launching the programme that aims to check the declining sex ratio in the state as well as the country to have balance in two sexes, PM Modi appealed the entire nation to save girls and educate them to build a strong nation.

He said how a girl plays an important role in a family and society and what will be picture of the society void of girls. This will lead to disaster and anarchy.

In Haryana, the sex ratio is between 875 and 837 that suggested that the percentage of female foeticide is increasing in the state.

As per the 2011 Census, the number of females per 1000 males in the state is only 879.

PM Modi nominated Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit as the brand ambassador of the scheme.

Union ministers Maneka Gandhi, Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Inderjit Singh, JP Nadda and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar were also present on the dais.

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