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WCD Ministry to organise special function to celebrate National Girl Child Day
India will celebrate the National Girl Child Day-2017 on January 24 to highlight exemplary achievements by its daughters during 2016. In Delhi, the day will be marked with a special function organised by the Ministry of Women & Child Development.

"With a commendable performance at the Olympics and Paralympics and a historic induction of the first female fighter pilots into the Indian Air Force, it has truly been a proud year for India," said an official release.

During the special function, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister of Women & Child Development and Krishna Raj, Minister of State for Women & Child Development will address the audience. The occasion shall be marked by release of The National Plan of Action for Children 2016.

Women Secretaries in the Government of India, Avani Chaturvedi (Women Fighter Pilot), Arunima Sinha (First women amputee to climb Mount Everest), Deepa Malik (Silver medalist at Rio Paralympics 2016) and Shanno (Editor, Badhte Kadam) will also address the audience.

"The event will also witness a speech by Ms Shanno who is a former street girl and advisor of Balaknama newspaper for and by street children," the release further stated.

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