Pledge to protect the girl child: PM Modi’s appeal to Haryana at its golden jubilee celebration

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi used one of Haryana‘s grandest platforms to speak to the state about its problems with its daughters. He made a pitched stand against female foeticide in the state, which is a reliable occupant of the bottom the sex ratio lists.

PM Modi took part in the golden jubilee celebrations of the establishment of the state of Haryana. Speaking at the gala organised by the state government in Gurgaon, Modi began by praising Haryana’s contributions to India. “In such a distinguished state, female foeticide cannot exist,” he said.

“The daughters of Haryana have brought laurels and pride on multiple occasions. Not just Haryana, they have repeatedly made all of India proud. Let every citizen of Haryana pledge to protect the girl child,” he said, adding that the Haryana government had taken many steps to prevent female foeticide.

He also pushed his government’s policy priorities at the Haryana Swarna Jayanti Celebration. Noting the progress made so far, PM Modi called for increased action with the aim of making the state ‘open defecation-free’ in the golden jubilee year.

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