Govt distributes gifts among newborn girls at hospitals
The Delhi government, along with members of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) trade wing, on Sunday distributed gifts to the newborn girls at hospitals run by the state government to celebrate international Girl Child Say.
Delhi’s Women and Child Development Minister Sandeep Kumar, along with AAP’s trade wing Delhi leader Brijesh Kumar and other party workers, visited <g data-gr-id="26">several</g> hospital and distributed the gifts to newborn girls. The trade <g data-gr-id="19">wing</g> had made a special baby gift kit, which comprised six items (blanket, cap, sweet, soap, greeting card and one pair socks).
“The world celebrates Girl Child Day and leading by example in India, will be the Delhi government. It is a moment of pride that the Delhi government presented ‘AAP Ki Ladli’, an enhanced version of the ‘Ladli’ scheme, in Delhi, changing a lot more than the name. The state government has removed flaws and impediments from the scheme, which were hindering the implementation of the scheme,” said the party in a release.
It added that anyone, who reported information about people getting a ‘sex determination’ test conducted in Delhi, will be rewarded with Rs 1 lakh. This is a revolutionary step towards stopping female infanticide through peoples’ participation. To commemorate the day, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) also provided free rides to women from <g data-gr-id="21">6am</g> to <g data-gr-id="22">10pm</g>, said the Delhi government.