Safety for girls: Delhi government plans extensive awareness campaign
NEW DELHI: With the increasing concern for women and children's safety in the Capital, the Delhi government is likely to start a safety measures awareness campaign for the girl students at government schools.
"There is an urgent need to create awareness on safety measures for girls," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on the occasion of 'International Day of the Girl Child'.
He also urged people to actively engage towards the goal.
The International Day of the Girl Child is a timely reminder to create awareness and mobilise support from all segments of the society for girl safety issue, the Deputy Chief Minister said at an event on safety issues related to the girl child at Central Park in Connaught Place here.
"Ensuring that girls feel safe in the national capital, as indeed across the country, there is an urgent endeavour that every citizen of India must actively engage in," he said.
The girls and their families were introduced to important networks including the law ministry, police, women's commission, legal services, who have a direct bearing on their safety and wellbeing, by NGOs participating in the event.
Marking the day, the South Delhi Muncipal Corporation on Thursday launched the 'Pink Toilet' exclusively for women and girls.