Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu today said she felt happy to participate in the 70th anniversary of UNICEF, which is organising the Jharkhand Development Dialogue Lecture Series.
The theme is 'Reaching the unreached: A march towards sustainable development goals 2030'.
The governor said this programme has given opportunity to issues and solutions related to children, an official release said quoting her.
Stating that people were making efforts in supporting children's all round development and nutrition facilities, Murmu said under the sustainable development goals, all children get equal opportunities for their growth, specially the weak and the deprived get social improvement so that they do not lag behind.
She said it was known that children begin their life in unequal environment - on one side children have all facilities, while on the other side they have scarcity, which creates a gap. Due to this inequality, children face negative impact in their health, education and nutrition.
However, significant progress has been made in the improvement of the condition of children, their education and eradication of poverty, the Governor said.
Child mortality rate has been reduced, boys and girls were being inspired to go to schools and awareness of education has dawned in them, she said.
"There are several challenges before us, among which malnutrition is a serious issue. This inequality is not only improper morally, but also it is a hurdle in economic development and social progress. Besides, works taken up by the government, all round cooperation will plug the gap," she said.
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