International Day of the Girl Child at BOSCO BengaluruSubmitted by bosconrd on Oct 13, 2018 BOSCO, Bengaluru organized International Day of the Girl Child at BOSCO Vatsalya Bhavan, Chamarajpet, Bengaluru, on the theme, “Girls are Pearls – Value them,” on October 11, 2018.
The celebration commenced with a rally and street play from Minto Hospital to 2nd Main Road, Chamarajpet, Bangalore, on the theme “Girls are Pearls – Value them.” The rally was flagged off by T D Raju, Police Inspector, VV Puram, Bangalore. The program was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries - Smt. Narmada Anand, Former Project Director, Integrated Child Protection scheme (ICPS), Department of Woman and Child Development, Govt. of Karnataka, Ms. Sujatha, Head Mistress, Sharada Stree Samaja, Bengaluru, Fr. Mathew Thomas, Executive Director, BOSCO Bengaluru and the children’s representatives from BOSCO Nivas and BOSCO Nilaya. Addressing the gathering, Smt. Narmada Anand said that it’s crucial to inspire young girls to dream big and realize their potential. She exhorted everyone to join hands to develop ‘a skilled girl force,’ and provide young women with the tools they need to carve their own professional niches.
Smt. Neena Nayak, Former Chairperson, CWC and Former Member, KSCPCR, enlightened the group with the laws, legal procedures and Government schemes meant catering to the girl children. Harsha, Environmentalist, spoke about the conservation of the earth and the wild animals. Cultural programmes by the children and a performance by ‘Comedy Khiladigalu’ were held during the day.
Fr. Binny, Director, BOSCO Mane, Fr. Edward, Director, Missing Child Bureau, Fr. John MA, Director, BOSCO Rainbow Home, Fr. Regi Jacob, Director, BOSCO Nialya and Nivas, Fr. Prasad, SDB, Director, BOSCO CHILDLINE, Fr, George CV, Director, BOSCO SJPU Project, and Fr. Rubin Mathew, Director, Yuvodaya were present in the program. Jyothi, Coordinator, BOSCO Vastalya Bhavan welcomed the gathering and Sr. Mallika, Home Manager cum Teacher, BOSCO Rainbow Home proposed the vote of thanks. Around two hundred and fifty children from the various centres of BOSCO and localities of service participated in the event.