New Delhi, June 9: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday launched a mobile Application ‘Selfie with Daughter’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital. The President congratulated Sunil Jaglan on the launch of the mobile-app and hailed his efforts in initiating the campaign in Haryana. The campaign has become a world-wide movement against female foeticide and sex selection.
The President hoped that the campaign would help in dealing with the problems arising out of gender imbalance. He termed the application as an innovative concept and an act of gentle persuasion. He also urged people to take photographs with their daughters and upload on the application to make the campaign a success.
The ‘Selfie with Daughter’ campaign was started by Sunil Jaglan in June 2015 in Bibipur village of Jind, Haryana. A former Sarpanch, Jaglan has been working in the field of women empowerment and village development. The aim of the campaign is to motivate society to feel proud to be parents of a girl child which will result in improving the child sex ratio.
Jaglan’s efforts were even appreciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Not only in Mann Ki Baat, Jaglan’s efforts found mention on the international stage as well.
The ‘Selfie With Daughter’ will give an impetus to the Prime Minister’s pet ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign.
Jaglan had also said he has put a nameplate outside his house bearing his elder daughter’s name ‘Nandini (Niwas)’.