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Girl Star Awardees with Member Parliament Kirron Kher and others
Girl Star Awardees with Member Parliament Kirron Kher and other

Chandigarh, January 23, 2015 (Online News India): On the eve of National Girl Child Day, KBDAV-7, G.C. Mishra Memorial Charitable Trust and Yuvsatta jointly organized presentation of 2nd Girl Star Awards in which 12 meritorious young girls of tricity were honoured by Member Parliament Kirron Kher and Kashish Mittal, SDM, Director Tourism, Chandigarh Administration. Girl stars awarded by Kirron Kher included Jia Phutela who is known as Google Girl. She is class 5 student of Hallmark Public School, Panchkula. The Wonder Girl is a remarkable powerhouse of Knowledge, has exceptional memory.

Another girl who was honored was Inderpreet Kaur of Kurali who was selected in U-21 Indian hockey team. She is Class 11th student of GGMSSS-18. Two girls students of Institute for the Blind, Sector 26 Samta and Pushplata were also honored who have excelled in sports and academics. Besides these others who were honored included Rita Yadav, Karuna Pandey, Meghna Sharma, Renuka, Shelly, Preeti Tanwer, Asawari Srivastav and Vidushi Rawat.

While presenting 2nd Girl Star Awards MP Kirron Kher said that one cannot imagine future without girls and now a day there is no field where girls are not excelling in the society. She also shared that she was the one who gave the slogan “Beti nahin to Kal Nahin”. She said the desire for male child is more in rich and upper middle class families despite the fact that daughters take much more care of their parents. She further said that Women should not be called ‘devis’ but they should be considered equal to men in all walks of life.

Presenting cultural performances on theme of “Female Foeticide” students from KBDAV-7 touched upon and brought out the urgent need to revoke this evil practice. Students from Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali presented a dance indicating that true empowerment / progress will only take place, if we give equal opportunities to girls to realize their full potential. On the occasion Amanpreet Singh, a singer also rendered songs dedicated to the Girl Child.

The vote of thanks included a note of appreciation by Madhu Bahl, Principal, KBDAV-7. She lauded the efforts of all and pledged that the school shall remain a frontrunner in the endeavour to save and protect the Rights of Girls.

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