Project level Mahila Jagriti Camp cum National Girl Child Day was organized in Baldev Prasad Mishra School Auditorium Basantpur under Rajnandgaon (Urban) Project of Women and Child Development Department. Chief guest Mayor of the program Smt. Hema Deshmukh, Distinguished Guest, Municipal Corporation President Mr. Harinarayan Dhaketa, Chairman Municipal Commissioner Mr. Chandrakant Kaushik, Special Guest District Program Officer Mrs. Renu Prakash, District Women and Child Development Officer Mr. Zambulkar and Social Welfare Officer Mr. Bhupinder Wardaker was present.
Mayor Smt. Hema Deshmukh while addressing the program said that special emphasis was laid on gender equality and girl education. Underlining the contribution of women in all fields, she called for taking a pledge to take girls forward in all fields. For this, mothers were specifically asked to be awakened. He said that the mother should be well-fed and healthy, so that the coming generations also remain healthy, for this, special attention should be paid to women’s health and nutritious food. Municipal Corporation President Shri Harinarayan Dhaketa said that it is a matter of pride to be the father of a girl child. District Program Officer Smt Renu Prakash informed about various facilities and works of the department to empower girls and women. Also, all the guests present appreciated the survey work being done by the Anganwadi worker in Coronakal and the work done for door to door dry ration and ready to eat food distribution.
A cuisine competition and exhibition for women was organized on this occasion. A hairstyle competition was organized for girls. Besides, cultural programs and questioning were also organized. In the cuisine competition, first Swaleha Begum was second Archana Sarathi and third was Geeta Ahuja. In the hairstyle contest, first Renu Yadav was second, Bhavya Gupta and third Anshu Surlia. Prize distribution was also done to the winners. The program provided distribution of nutrition kit to two anemic girls. They were also motivated to fight against anemia by paying attention to the diet and making general changes.