President Pranab Launches “Selfie With Daughter” Mobile App:- Aimed at raising awareness about female foeticide and sex selection, President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee today launched the mobile application, “‘Selfie with Daughter”.
The President urged people to take photographs with their daughters and upload them to make the campaign a success. He further said that “Selfie with Daughter” has become a worldwide movement against female foeticide and sex selection.
In June 2015, the campaign was started by Sunil Jaglan in Bibipur village in Haryana’s Jind district. Work in the field of women empowerment and village development is being carried out by the former sarpanch.
The campaign aims to motivate society to feel proud to be parents of a girl child, which, in turn, will result in improving child sex ratio. Also, the President expressed hope that this would eventually help in dealing with problems arising out of gender imbalance.
Mr. Mukherjee describing the app as an innovative concept and an act of gentle persuasion, congratulated Jaglan and said his efforts in initiating the campaign in Haryana were praiseworthy.