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Guj govt to call girls born on March 8 as little angels

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Against the backdrop of a report Gujarat's sex ratio at 848 per 1000 men in 2016, Chief Minister today announced that girls born on March 8 will be called as "pari" by the government.

visited civil hospital here on the occasion of the and presented silver coins and other gifts to newborn girls.

Rupani's gesture came against the backdrop of a Sample Registration System report revealed that the sex ratio in is 848 per 1000 men in 2016.

"The also announced that all girl children born on March 8 will be greeted as 'pari' (little angel) by the state government," a press release said.

"The interacted with newborn girls at Ahmedabad civil hospital and gifted them 5-gram silver coins, roses, clothes and 'Mamata kits' to their mothers. He urged their mothers to take care of their and get them educated well," the release said.

Earlier in the day, flagged off a rally aimed at spreading the message of "Beti bachao, Beti Padhao" (Save Girl Child, Educate Girl Child) from civil hospital in

He also felicitated centenarian women. He also presented "Mata Yashoda Award" to women for their services in the fields of Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, Health, Women and Child Welfare.

The CM also administered the oath to women to not to kill girl foetuses.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 23:20 IST