Punjab News President lauds state’s initiative on Nanhi Chhan


Prime VIP
Chandigarh, June 27

President Pratibha Patil has lauded Punjab’s initiative on Nanhi Chhan — a project launched by Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal to prevent female foeticide.

Harsimrat received accolades, who visited the President to invite her to inaugurate a national conference on “Missing Girl Child Phenomenon” to be held in Amritsar in October-November. According to sources, the President has agreed to the invitation. The conference had to be held last year, but it was deferred as Harsimrat had taken ill.

The MP reportedly told the President that Punjab had the most unfavourable child sex ratio in the country due to the problem of a preference for a male child. She said the past over one year had seen a marginal improvement in the sex ratio due to awareness initiatives launched by the state.