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U'khand:CM flags off all-women car rally for saving girl child

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

today flagged off an to create awareness among the people of the state about the importance of saving the girl child.

"Enthused by the success of the Centre's 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign, we have also launched a similar campaign in view of the heavily skewed child sex ratio in the districts of Pithoragarh, Haridwar and Champavat and it has already begun to yield results," the said at the flag-off ceremony.

In Pithoragarh, the sex ratio has increased from 813 girls to 914 girls for 1,000 boys over the last 10 months which is a positive sign, he said.

"Buoyed by our initial success we are now planning to have 'Beti Bachao Beti Padao' in each block," he said.

The rally was organised by Ladies Organisation (FLO) whose chapter was launched here yesterday.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 19:30 IST