Report of National Girl Child Day - 2022

National girl child day is celebrated every year on the 24th of January to create awareness about the rights of the girl child, to remove gender-based bias and education of girl child.

Department of Community Health Nursing along with students of 4th year BSc Nursing organized National Girl Child day in different settings

1. CHC Brahmavara

National Girl child day was observed in CHC Brahmavara on 27 January 2022 between 9.30- 12.30 pm. The poster was displayed on Rights of Girl Child, Prevention of female foeticide, Preventing gender-based bias, Education of the girl child, Child marriage, various schemes for the girl child, good and bad touch and empowering the girl child. The students of 4th year BSc Nursing explained the poster for the participants. They also added up on sensitizing the participants on the ill effects of dowry, hazards of domestic violence and child labour. Dr Ajith Kumar Shetty, the Medical officer, educated the patients of the hospital on protecting the girl child. Total 130 participants witnessed this health education.

2. Schools in Athrady, Hirebettu and Marne

The drawing competition was organized for children of classes 5, 6 and 7. Students from Athrady Government Higher Primary School, Hirebettu Aided Higher Primary School and Marne Aided Higher Primary School participated in this competition. Total 26 drawings were received from the schools and the best three drawings were awarded in each school. Prizes were distributed to children and all the children who participated received participation prizes.

The school teachers extended their support, admired the competition and also requested to have more such programs. The program was conducted under the guidance and support of Dr Shashidhara Y N, HOD, Department of Community Health Nursing, MCON Manipal and coordinated by Mrs Reshma R Kotian, Lecturer, MCON Manipal