After #SelfieWithDaughter, Haryana Village Starts 'Laado' Campaign: Puts Daughters' Names On Nameplates

06/07/2015 9:53 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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JIND—After its ‘Beti Bachao-Selfie Banao’ initiative caught Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attention prompting him to announce #SelfieWithDaughter, the Bibipur Panchayat on Sunday launched “Digital India with Laado”, a campaign to replace names of family-heads in the nameplates with their daughter’s moniker.

Under the new campaign, representatives of village panchayat are visiting every household and putting up nameplates bearing the name and email id of the daughter of the house along with the tagline “Digital India With Laado.”

The representatives would visit every home in Jind and convince people to replace names of the head of the house with that of their daughters’, said panchayat sarpanch Sunil Jaglan, who started the campaign by replacing his name with his daughter’s.

The panchayat marked the beginning of the campaign on Sunday by replacing nameplates at 30 houses. Jaglan also appealed to all the participants of #SelfieWithDaughter to take part in this campaign as well.

The expenses for replacing the nameplates would be borne by the village panchayat, he said.

Meanwhile, the panchayat on Sunday organised a story-writing competition for women and girls to narrate a real life instance of how using mobile phones which changed their lives.

The first three winners of the competition- Manisha, Rabina, Kamlesh – were awarded with a cash of Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000, and Rs 10,000 each respectively.

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