Empowering Girls through Education: Programme under BBBP held at Gurez

BANDIPORA, JULY 02: The Department of Social Welfare Bandipora organized a significant event under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) initiative at Higher Secondary School Dawar Gurez.
The program aimed to empower young girls by promoting education and gender equality was presided over by Mission Director, Mission Shakti Jammu and Kashmir, Harvinder Kour.
The event saw enthusiastic participation from girls from various schools across Gurez. Engaging activities highlighted cultural diversity and educational achievements. Inspiring speeches and interactive sessions celebrated the potential of every girl child, emphasizing inclusive development in remote areas like Gurez.
This program fostered a sense of unity and laid a foundation for continued support and empowerment of young girls in the region.
In her speech, M Mission Director elaborated on the key components of Mission Shakti and their significance in empowering women and girls. She stressed the importance of girl education, encouraging them to continue their studies and strive for excellence. Her words highlighted how education is a vital tool for their advancement and the realization of their potential.
During the interactive session, the Mission Director engaged with students from different schools, encouraging them to share their needs and concerns. The students highlighted various issues, advocating for better resources in their schools.
The event also featured a cultural programme showcasing the region’s rich heritage and the talent of young students. Traditional dances and folk songs captivated the audience, celebrating the unique cultural identity of Gurez and fostering a sense of pride among attendees.
The enthusiastic participation of students highlighted their artistic abilities and the importance of preserving cultural traditions in the community.
The Mission Director felicitated the top academic performers of the 10th and 12th examinations from the last academic session, recognizing their hard work and outstanding achievements with mementos and certificates. This recognition celebrated their success and inspired all students to strive for academic excellence.
Informative pamphlets on services like Child Helpline, One Stop Centers, DHEW, etc., were distributed among students, providing essential information on available support resources.
Harvinder Kour appreciated the students’ engagement, emphasizing the importance of being informed and advocating for themselves.
Additionally, educational kits were distributed among deserving girls from different parts of Gurez, identified by their schools, to support their academic journey and motivate them to excel in their studies.

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